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The results (of a test) give hope to the medical community that costly and occasionally dangerous blood pressure treatment drugs may soon become a thing of the past.

Hi,
Is "a thing of the past" in the above equivalent to "a thing of history" and "history?" Thanks.
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A thing of past means to me something seen in the past or history.
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Hi,

"A thing of the past " is a thing that is no longer done / used / made / seen etc.
Carriages, in my part of the world, are a thing of the past. We drive cars. Emotion: smile