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be caught in a time warp

To remain unchanged from a time in the past, especially in an antiquated or obsolete way. ("Time warp" is sometimes hyphenated.) This town is so entrenched in its backwards ideals and moral values, like it's caught in a time warp or something! There's nothing digital in the house—no computers, no smartphones, just a typewriter and a single rotary telephone. Talk about being caught in a time-warp!
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be locked in a time warp

To remain unchanged from a time in the past, especially in an antiquated or obsolete way. ("Time warp" is sometimes hyphenated.) This town is so entrenched in its backwards ideals and moral values, like it's locked in a time warp or something! There's nothing digital in the house—no computers, no smartphones, just a typewriter and a single rotary telephone. Talk about being locked in a time-warp!
See also: lock, time, warp

be stuck in a time warp

To remain unchanged from a time in the past, especially in an antiquated or obsolete way. ("Time warp" is sometimes hyphenated.) This town is so entrenched in its backwards ideals and moral values, like it's stuck in a time warp or something! There's nothing digital in the house—no computers, no smartphones, just a typewriter and a single rotary telephone. Talk about being stuck in a time-warp!
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be trapped in a time warp

To remain unchanged from a time in the past, especially in an antiquated or obsolete way. ("Time warp" is sometimes hyphenated.) This town is so entrenched in its backwards ideals and moral values, like it's trapped in a time warp or something! There's nothing digital in the house—no computers, no smartphones, just a typewriter and a single rotary telephone. Talk about being trapped in a time-warp!
See also: time, trap, warp

time warp

1. In science fiction, an occurrence of traveling forward or backward through time. The scientists activated a time warp so that Thompson could stop the war from ever happening. Traveling into the black hole acted as a time warp, sending us several millennia into the future.
2. A person, place, or thing that manifests the characteristics or aesthetics of a previous time period. The restaurant is a true time warp, delivering an authentic 1950s diner experience to its customers. The film is an odd mashup—a time warp in appearance and aesthetic to the likes of "Casablanca," while having the graphic language and gore of modern R-rated fare.
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warp and woof

The integral, fundamental aspects, elements, or constructs of something. Personal independence has been the warp and woof of our nation's identity since its inception. The examples set by our parents form the warp and woof of our lives.
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warped

Abnormal, disturbed, or deranged, as on an emotional, moral, or psychological level. He came back from war with some warped views about the world. A: "Did you see the new horror movie?" B: "Yeah, it was pretty warped."
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time warp

A stoppage in the passage of time; also, a distortion of time whereby an event or person could hypothetically move from one era to another. For example, Nothing in their lives has changed since the sixties; they're in a time warp, or Having a seventy-year-old actress portray a teenager-that was some time warp! This term originated in science fiction, where it signifies "a supernatural movement from one era to another," and came to be used more loosely. [c. 1950]
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warp and woof

The underlying structure or foundation of something, as in He foresaw great changes in the warp and woof of the nation's economy. This expression, used figuratively since the second half of the 1500s, alludes to the threads that run lengthwise ( warp) and crosswise ( woof) in a woven fabric.
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be (stuck) in a ˈtime warp

not having changed at all from a time in the past although everything else has: Her whole house seems to be stuck in a time warp. It’s like something out of the 1950s. OPPOSITE: keep up, move, etc. with the times
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warped

mod. drug intoxicated. (A variant of bent.) Too many yellows made Jerry warped as the dickens.
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time warp

A distortion of space/time causing a person to remain stationary or travel back and forth in time. Originating in the mid-1900s in science fiction, the term soon was used about people or things who seemed to be caught in a particular stage of the past. Thus, Modern Railways used it in February 1986: “The collapse of the Advanced Passenger Train project has left InterCity services on the West Coast main line in a 1970 ‘time warp.’”
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The warp is very slight--the center of the BGA will bow upwards, and the corners down--but such warping is often enough to cause the corners to move closer to the circuit board surface, putting extra pressure on the corner solder joints as they flow.
Another possibility is that some other source of stress near Yucca Mountain is causing the warping that his team measured.
Slight deviations from this full-face angle can be compensated for during the warping process, but some distortion may result.
This flexible warp preparation machine combines direct and sectional warping, and thus enables multicoloured sectional warp beams to be produced efficiently and in a wide range of colours.
In the case of Pandora's Cluster - so called because it was created by a simultaneous pile-up of at least four separate galaxy clusters - the warping of space-time around it brightens and magnifies images of more distant background galaxies.
The carpet warp was drawn through the hole to begin the warping process (thinner carpet warp works better than yarn).
The warping of the planes is achieved by simply adjusting the bracket fixings without any other change to the slatted members apart from varying thei r lengths.
Keeping the calender rolls turning during warm-up and cool-down also eliminates the possibility of warping the rolls.
That view gained support from 1991 surveying measurements that indicated the ground was warping rapidly.
Put a rubber band on the frame inside the front peg to hold the warp end during warping and to store the shuttle (tool on which the weft is wrapped so it can be passed through a shed [opening] in the warp) when weaving.
I/WARP simulates warping behavior by predicting whether warping will occur, displaying the warped shape, and calculating individual contributions to warpage from area, orientation and thermal shrinkage.
Warping is any deviation of a panel from an initial state of flatness.
Fabric manufactured by Setex-Textil from warp beams produced on a KARL MAYER warping machine are used to cover Christo's Floating Piers.