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be a thing of the past

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe a thing of the pastbe a thing of the pastEXISTto no longer exist or happen Before AIDS, many health care experts believed that large-scale infectious diseases were a thing of the past. thing
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be a thing of the pastLife-long employment with a single company is a thing of the past.Otherwise, Tucsonans should merely leave the bees alone, and the scared news stories will probably be things of the past.
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