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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Behind the times; old-fashioned: Last year's styles will be old hat soon.
  • adj. Overused; trite: That prank is old hat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something with which one is very familiar, or in which one is experienced or skilled.
  • n. Something widely or long practiced, known, or accepted; something conventional.
  • n. Something uninteresting, hackneyed, or pass├ę due to overuse or long-standing familiarity.

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