I know that 炒冷饭 means to rehash a dead conversation. But is this still used in conversation? For example, could I say


I'm scared this expression is a bit old and is not used anymore.

  • Yes. Especially with Blizzard. Apr 13, 2016 at 14:59
  • Yes it's still commonly used for rehash of but dead ideas/products/articles - usually things larger than a conversation.
    – NS.X.
    Apr 13, 2016 at 18:16

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Yes, it's still used and a common phrase, which is used to express that an event or object does not contain something new/creative (a bit more than just rehash a dead conversation).

You can search using the keyword "炒冷饭 没有新意" to find the use of this phrase.

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