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English definition of “old hat”

old hat

noun [U]     disapproving
not modern or exciting: He may be old hat among the trendy younger generation, but his shows draw more viewers than any other comedian.Tedious and uninspiring
(Definition of old hat noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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