English version

time warp

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chronology
time warpˈtime warp noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 β†’ be (caught/locked/stuck) in a time warp2 TMCPERIOD OF TIMEan imaginary situation in which the past or future becomes the present
Examples from the Corpus
time warpβ€’ Hanoi itself appeared to be caught in a time warp.β€’ I was stuck in a time warp in every sense, one that encompassed my part of Cliff Top as well.β€’ The union movement in this country suffers from fossilized leadership trapped in a time warp.β€’ Here is a time warp if ever there was one.β€’ Or had he recently passed through a time warp and thought he was back in the 70s?β€’ On a rocky unmade track through the olive groves, we might have strayed through a time warp into a Biblical landscape.β€’ For him there was a time warp in which things from different eras overlapped.β€’ Step inside, however, and you enter a technological time warp.
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