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"bygone" in British English

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bygoneadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈbaɪ.ɡɒn/  us   /-ɡɑːn/

bygonenoun [plural]

uk   /ˈbaɪ.ɡɒn/  us   /-ɡɑːn/
let bygones be bygones used to ​tell someone that they should ​forget about ​unpleasant things that ​happened in the past, and ​especially to ​forgive and ​forget something ​bad that someone has done to them : Just ​let bygones be bygones and be ​friends again.
(Definition of bygone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bygone" in American English

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bygoneadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈbɑɪˌɡɔn/
belonging to or ​happening in a past ​time: The ​emptyfactories are ​relics of a bygone ​era.
(Definition of bygone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bygone”
in Chinese (Simplified) 过去的,以往的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過去的,以往的…
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