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back issue

1. (Journalism & Publishing) an issue of a newspaper, magazine, etc, that appeared on a previous date
2. informal a person or thing considered to be old-fashioned
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back′ num′ber

1. an out-of-date issue of a serial publication.
2. Informal. anything out-of-date.
[1805–15, Amer.]
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back number

n (of magazine) → numero arretrato
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I bought every back issue you have and am sad to not have access to the collective wisdom and experience in back issues that are sold out.
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And if you missed part one, go to our Website and order a back issue. You'll be wealthier for having done it.