out of date

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - out of date

"out of date"

too old to be used, past the point of expiration


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - out of date

"out of date"

old-fashioned, no longer in style


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - out of date

A couple are talking ...

Husband:  Do you think it is OK to drink this milk?

Wife:  What is the "best before date"?

Husband:  Yesterday.

Wife:  Well, the milk is a little out of date but it probably won't hurt you to drink it. How does it smell?

Husband:  It smells OK.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - out of date

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Isn't it interesting how fashion seems to go around in circles?

Friend 2:  I know what you mean. If you dressed in eighties clothing in the nineties, you looked out of date. Now eighties clothing has become fashionable again.

Friend 1:  So I guess the idea is not to throw away what we think of as old-fashioned clothes but to pack them away until they come back in style again.

out of date - Usage:


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out of date - Gerund Form:

Being out of date, they threw the milk in the garbage.

Being out of date, the professors clothes became his most identifying characteristic.

out of date - Examples:

1)  Because the contact information on Snapp's old checks was out of date, it's unsurprising that the debt collector had trouble tracking him down.

2)  This kind of thinking is several decades out of date on the understanding of poverty and food insecurity.

3)  I suspect they're using an out of date population figure for NZ so that the year of estimation matches the estimates they have.

4)  Number two issue so far is players who have out of date GFX drivers, or none installed. Please install latest drivers from AMD and nVidia.

5)  Emergency equipment was found to be missing or out of date.

6)  We throw away out of date food with no questions and wouldn't dream of eating it.

7)  Parents should be especially careful not to give out of date medicine to babies.

8)  ... and hang on to working practices that are decades out of date. This simply won't do.

9)  ... pulled me over and gave me a $300 ticket because my plate was out of date.

10)  ... is adding a new chemical building, as the current facility is out of date.

11)  But, and it's an important but -- is your browser out of date?

12)  ... chilled products like meat, dairy and ready meals -- which is not out of date -- are then turned into meals by the charities.

13)  ... of your client's idea of using tax planning because you are too out of date with case law in tax court to know what's good for your client.

14)  In total, $48 million worth of City of Merritt infrastructure is out of date according to a report presented ...

15)  But the advantage of being old and out of date is that you've been around long enough to see the same bad ideas come ...

16)  ... on the integrated resource plan of 2011, which he said was now out of date.

17)  ... is growing so fast that figures are out of date by the time they are published.

18)  ... expiration dates before making purchases. If they know it is out of date, they don't buy it, then they won't get any bad health ...

19)  ... and if your policies and procedures are out of date, it can end up costing you financially.

20)  ... previous figure was put into law in 1968 and "so is very out of date".