old wine in a new bottle

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old wine in a new bottle ‎(uncountable)

  1. An existing concept or institution offered as though it were a new one.
    • 2003, Stephen M Colarelli, No Best Way
      Finally, some critics argue that evolutionary psychology is old wine in a new bottle — the old instinct theory in a new package.

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