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vieux jeu Line breaks: vieux jeu
Pronunciation: /vjəː ˈʒəː/
/vjø ʒø/

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Definition of vieux jeu in English:

adjective

Old-fashioned; hackneyed: a joke that was vieux jeu even in my day
More example sentences
  • On the other hand, the topic seems these days somewhat outmoded, old hat, vieux jeu.
  • Nietzsche wrote somewhere that when you show people something true they sometimes behave as if it were old hat - vieux jeu - and accuse you of peddling platitudes.
  • By this date, also the putative period of Emma, caro sposo would be very vieux jeu - rather like someone in the 1990s resurrecting trendy jargon from the swinging sixties (‘Cool, man!’).

Origin

French, literally 'old game'.

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