Interested in Language
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 (the author uses it in the sense of something is out-of-date, no longer current; passÚ).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 20:18.
Not a Teacher
The usage is all too common. I wouldn't call it an idiom. It is simply a redundancy.