English version

outlive its/your usefulness

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoutlive its/your usefulnessoutlive its/your usefulnessto become no longer useful The docks have outlived their usefulness. outlive
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outlive its/your usefulnessBy contrast, the over-hyped Times Guide to 1992 now seems to have outlived its usefulness.I question, personally, whether these inspectors have not outlived their usefulness.In his view peace conferences were a waste of time; the old elm had outlived its usefulness.In order to enhance his credibility Fedora was allowed to expose John Vassall who by then had outlived his usefulness.It also includes discouraging cultural traits that have outlived their usefulness and may be otherwise harmful to society.Even the message on the answering machine has outlived its usefulness, providing no current or future information.And when they have outlived their usefulness, they are slaughtered or sold cheaply for lab experiments.Daniels said a number of programs that were being recommended for elimination had outlived their usefulness while others had never been successful.
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