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    To be past history

    Hi,

    In reading an older short story (cca. 1920) called A Convalescent by John Metcalfe I came across a phrase it┤s past history. (the author uses it in the sense of something is out-of-date, no longer current; passÚ).


    Is it a common English idiom?


    Thanks a lot.
    Last edited by Johnyxxx; 14-Dec-2015 at 21:18.
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    Re: To be past history

    The usage is all too common. I wouldn't call it an idiom. It is simply a redundancy.

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