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Very old (often used in exaggerated statements):‘the technology we're using is as old as the hills’
- ‘The schemes and lures used to motivate us to forward chain letters are as old as the hills, and we only annoy our friends by sending them on.’
- ‘Now this debate might be and probably is as old as the hills - I honestly don't know, but I can at least guess.’
- ‘Some of the reasons for this are as old as the hills.’
- ‘Sure, this technique is as old as the hills, but it works.’
- ‘The story of men clinging to power long after they have outlived their uselessness is as old as the hills and just as obvious.’
- ‘What's going on is not exceptional… it's a story as old as the hills and a lot older than the Internet.’
- ‘To value the sound of a poem as much as its written meaning may seem like a new thing; in fact it's as old as the hills.’
- ‘The story is as old as the hills, and there can be nothing compelling about such hackneyed themes.’
- ‘Feeling as old as the hills, I get my coat and leave.’
- ‘The idea of marriage is almost as old as the hills and was performed even in the most primitive of human societies and cultures.’
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