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!’).
French, literally 'old game'.