10 Obsolete Phrases That Make People Sound Old

1. It’s the Bee’s Knees: This quirky phrase was the cat’s pajamas back in the day, meaning it described something excellent or of high quality.

2. Hunky-Dory: If things are hunky-dory, they’re going smoothly, with no trouble at all. 

3. You Sound Like a Broken Record: Before the age of streaming and playlists, scratched vinyl records would skip.

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4. Making Whoopee: “Making Whoopee” is an old-timey way to engage in smitten activities, popularized by the 1928 song “Makin’ Whoopee.

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5. Gee Willikers: Originating in the 19th century as a euphemism to express surprise without swearing, “Gee willikers.

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6. Hang up the Phone: Back when phones had cords and “hanging up” meant literally placing the handset back on its cradle.

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7. Hold Your Horses: Telling someone to “Hold your horses” is asking them to wait or slow down.

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8. Fiddlesticks: Fiddlesticks,” once used to express mild annoyance, disbelief, or disappointment.

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9. Can You Dig It?: Meaning to understand or agree with something, “Can you dig it?” takes us back to the groovy vibes of the ’60s and ’70s.

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10. In Like Flynn: In like Flynn” suggests getting something easily or being assured of success.

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