age-old

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age-old (not comparable)

  1. very old; having existed for a long time; ancient or well-established
    They still make pottery by hand, in the age-old tradition.
    • 2020 September 23, Paul Stephen, “East Coast upgrade: changes to schedule... but on schedule”, in Rail, page 31:
      And on a programme of works of this magnitude, passengers will need to be mindful of the age-old maxim of 'no gain without pain'.

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