live in the past

Meaning(s)

1. someone/something outdated or overly focused on the past

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embrace technology and stop living in the past

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Someone who lives in the past is a person who is focused on past times or obsesses over the way things were done in the past. Living in the past might mean rejecting or failing to embrace modern ways of thinking, behaving or doing things.

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  1. Fred is always going on about the good old days. He needs to stop living in the past.
  2. Even though I bought my mother a brand-new computer, she refuses to use it I told her she has to stop living in the past.

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  1. This company will continue to live in the past until we update our outmoded production line.
  2. I don't know why the boss hasn't created an online presence for the business yet. We should be embracing technology rather than living in the past.

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