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Adj.1.old-hat - repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"
unoriginal - not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham
2.old-hat - out of fashionold-hat - out of fashion; "a suit of rather antique appearance"; "demode (or outmoded) attire"; "outmoded ideas"
unfashionable, unstylish - not in accord with or not following current fashion; "unfashionable clothes"; "melodrama of a now unfashionable kind"
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Clearly seeking attention, writer-director Austin Chick ("XX/XY") appeared stunned by the lack of outrage that accompanied this yawn-inducing SXSW midnight premiere, but then, there's something already old-hat about giving girls guns--and swords, and reciprocating saws--to the extent that this Chick pic's greatest provocation is how slow and disengaged it feels.
WITH walking and rambling becoming ever trendier, and likely to get increasingly so as the economic strait-jacket squeezes tighter, arguments about open access to land are largely old-hat in Wales.
SPEAKING of the Cup Final, where no-one seems quite sure which end of the M4 we are likely to see it played, the new Wembley is a 90,000-seater, while the old-hat Millennium Stadium holds some 15,500 less.
Like their old show Bottom, the lads were full of hot air if they really reckoned people would opt for their old-hat stage antics over the England Euro qualifier.