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shopworn

adjective shop·worn \-ˌwrn\

: faded or damaged from being in a shop or store for too long

: not interesting because of being used too often

Full Definition of SHOPWORN

1
:  faded, soiled, or otherwise impaired by remaining too long in a store
2
:  stale from excessive use or familiarity <shopworn clichés>
3
:  worn-out <a shopworn veteran>

Examples of SHOPWORN

  1. <the shopworn suggestion to job applicants to just be yourself>

First Known Use of SHOPWORN

1838

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