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Old's Cool = Old School + Wit

old's cool — (adj) used approvingly to suggest the way things were is sometimes better than the way things are.

Caitlin: OMG, Dad, when did you get those old's cool Bean boots? Mine've been on back order since, like, last September.

Dad: '83.

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