British informal Too old to be of any use or any good at anything: he was taken into his father-in-law’s firm and became a partner when the old man got past it
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- There is an idea that every player who shared in the '98 glory should be there this time, whether he is past it or not.
- As always these days, Clint's character, a down-at-heel boxing trainer, is old and past it.
- That's anyone under the age of 25 who decrees celebs, gushy reader advice and horoscopes to be past it.
past one's prime, not as young as one was, not as young as one used to be;
informal over the hill, no spring chicken
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