One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Very old (often used in exaggerated statements)‘the technology we're using is as old as the hills’
out of date, outdated, outmoded, old-fashioned, archaic, antiquated, anachronistic, ancient, antediluvian, superannuated, outworn, behind the times, primitive, medieval, quaint, old-fangled, obsolescent, obsolete, prehistoricView synonyms
- ‘Some of the reasons for this are as old as the hills.’
- ‘What's going on is not exceptional… it's a story as old as the hills and a lot older than the Internet.’
- ‘Feeling as old as the hills, I get my coat and leave.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The idea of marriage is almost as old as the hills and was performed even in the most primitive of human societies and cultures.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The story is as old as the hills, and there can be nothing compelling about such hackneyed themes.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Now this debate might be and probably is as old as the hills - I honestly don't know, but I can at least guess.’
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