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That old chestnut about being ‘naturally slim’ usually disguises a very active lifestyle.

But I think that, like many an old chestnut, this one is rotten.

There is that old chestnut about people having to decide they want this guy to be in their TV rooms for the next four years.

This book, to resurrect that old chestnut, made me laugh and cry.

The three happy children could see them way up in the old chestnut tree over on the edge of their neighbour's wood.

I'm not going to be trotting out that old chestnut at every dinner party.

Bentham pottered about in the grounds and under the old chestnut-trees, codifying, gardening, and talking to occasional disciples.

Sprouts in old Chestnut clearings are often allowed to remain, and sometimes they are grafted to the improved varieties.

“There,” said Tim, pointing to where the dog still sat shivering near the old chestnut woman.

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On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to old-chestnut, such as: banal, corny, stale, threadbare, timeworn, and trite.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.