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old-time religion

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old-time religion

noun phrase

The tried-and-true way of doing things; hallowed wisdom: that horse-trading, your bill for mine, was part of the old-time religion/ If Cuomo does run, he will have money, eloquence, labor unions and the power of old-time Democratic religion behind him

[1930s+; fr the hymn tune ''Give me that old-time religion'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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