老掉牙

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Chinese[edit]

 
old; aged; venerable; outdated; experienced; (affectionate prefix)
to drop; to fall tooth; ivory
simp. and trad.
(老掉牙)
Literally: “so old that teeth are falling out”.

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Adjective[edit]

老掉牙

  1. (idiomatic) old; old-fashioned; stale; clichéd
    老掉牙故事  ―  lǎodiàoyá de gùshì  ―  cliché story