Значение идиомы old college try

[old college try] {n. phr.} An attempt to win a favor from anotherby mentioning the fact that one had gone to the same college oruniversity as the party from whom the favor is requested.

Since heneeded a job, he decided to use the old college try when he contactedJerry, but it didn’t work.

Compare: OLD BOY NETWORK.


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