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    hey guys,
    just looking for an idiomatic expression or any other expression / phrase when one tries to depict a town that looks like the same town 50 years ago. Like coming back in time.

    i was thinking about the phrase stepped in time but having looked it up, i cannot match it with the required meaning.

    The town was stepped in time.
    Does this sentence make any sense at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    hey guys,
    just looking for an idiomatic expression or any other expression / phrase when one tries to depict a town that looks the same as it did 50 years ago. Like coming back in time.

    I would say lost in time "lost" would work.
    i was thinking about the phrase stepped in time but having looked it up, i cannot match it with the required meaning.

    The town was stepped in time. I think you mean steeped in time.
    Does this sentence make any sense at all?
    I tried to forward a link but it didn't work. Google "steeped in time" and note the article on 'Landscapes that are steeped in time.' (the fourth hit)

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    Default Re: stepped in time

    It may look like it is stuck in time, or perhaps like a throwback to the past.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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