- nounSomething out of fashion, or out of date.
Among today's young people a waltz like "the Blue Danube" is a hack number.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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back number — Something that s a back number is dated or out of fashion. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
back number — /ˈbæk nʌmbə / (say bak numbuh) noun 1. an out of date issue of a serial publication. 2. anything out of date: *They made him feel a back number, an old fossil, who had to learn from someone he had always looked down on as his inferior, what was… … Australian English dictionary
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back number — noun a) A back issue of a magazine, etc. b) Anything considered old fashioned. Syn: back issue … Wiktionary