Definition of a thing of the past in English:

a thing of the past

A thing that no longer happens or exists: house-price booms were seen as a thing of the past
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  • The guide suggests that Britain is now a truly united kingdom with the north-south divide a thing of the past.
  • The habit of walking children to school is mostly a thing of the past.
  • But for one group of tots, such light-hearted activity could be a thing of the past.
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