Definition of a thing of the past in English:

a thing of the past

phrase

  • A thing that no longer happens or exists.

    ‘house-price booms were seen as a thing of the past’
    • ‘The habit of walking children to school is mostly a thing of the past.’
    • ‘But for one group of tots, such light-hearted activity could be a thing of the past.’
    • ‘Dressing up for a meeting with your accountant may soon be a thing of the past.’
    • ‘The guide suggests that Britain is now a truly united kingdom with the north-south divide a thing of the past.’
    • ‘Actually, in some parts of the world this is becoming a thing of the past.’