What does yesterday’s news mean?


Idiom Meaning:

something that is no longer interesting


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


The Shootist (1976)

Time of Scene: 00:36:00

Pulford confidante: Pulford, J.B. Books over at Mrs. Rogers’…

Jack Pulford: …is yesterday’s news.

Pulford confidante: Yeah, but I just heard he’s dying.

Jack Pulford: Dying?

Pulford confidante: A friend a’ mine got it from Marshal Thibido himself. Ol’ Books is cashin’ in.

Jack Pulford: That’s hard news. That’s a man I coulda taken.

Gambler: My ass.

Jack Pulford: You have two ways of leaving this establishment, my friend. Immediately or dead.


Batman Forever (1995)

Time of Scene: 01:08:00

Gossip Gerty:
NygmaTech stock is outselling Wayne Enterprises 2 to 1. Are you yesterday’s news, Bruce?

Edward Nygma: Yes, yes, yes! Bruce, old man. The press were just wondering what if feels like to be outsold, outclassed, outcoifed, and generally outdone in every way.


Revenge “Addiction” (2014)

Time of Scene: 00:03:00

Daniel Grayson: Hey. Working hard?

Charlotte Clarke: The Voulez gossip tip line has pretty much become a Pascal tracker.

Daniel Grayson: Does that mean Emily’s dropped off the radar?

Charlotte Clarke: Yeah, she’s yesterday’s news. Though I’ll never forget what she did to you.

Daniel Grayson: To us. Emily lied to our entire family, Charlotte. Including you.

Charlotte Clarke: You’d think she’d just leave town, instead of staying here and making things harder for you.

Daniel Grayson: Which is why we’re gonna return the favor and go after her friends

Charlotte Clarke: We? I don’t know, Daniel.

Daniel Grayson: No, no, no, no. Look, look, look. You helped me figure out what Dad was up to. Now, we can put those skills to an even worthier cause.

Charlotte Clarke: Okay. But Jack isn’t involved in all this. I wanna keep it that way.

Daniel Grayson: Fine. Porter’s off the table. Okay, I’ll see you later.



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