back number
{n.} Something out of fashion, or out of date. * /Among today's young people a waltz like "The Blue Danube" is a hack number./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • back number — Something that s a back number is dated or out of fashion …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • back number — back numbers N COUNT A back number of a magazine or newspaper is the same as a back issue …   English dictionary

  • back number — noun count a BACK ISSUE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • back number — ☆ back number n. 1. an old issue of a periodical 2. Informal an old fashioned person or thing …   English World dictionary

  • back number — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms back number : singular back number plural back numbers a back issue …   English dictionary

  • back number — n. an old fashioned person. (Like an out of print issue of a magazine.) □ Some old back number wearing gaiters wants to have a word with you. □ Oh, Dad! You’re getting to be such a back number! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • back number —    Something that s a back number is dated or out of fashion.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • back number — /ˈbæk nʌmbə / (say bak numbuh) noun 1. an out of date issue of a serial publication. 2. anything out of date: *They made him feel a back number, an old fossil, who had to learn from someone he had always looked down on as his inferior, what was… …   Australian English dictionary

  • back number — noun 1. : an issue (as of a magazine) preceding the current one 2. : something that is out of date the building has become a back number in construction and design Lee Graham …   Useful english dictionary

  • back number — back′ num′ber n. 1) an out of date issue of a serial publication 2) inf Informal. anything out of date • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • back number — noun a) A back issue of a magazine, etc. b) Anything considered old fashioned. Syn: back issue …   Wiktionary

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