down-at-the-heels

adjective
variants: or down-at-heel or less commonly down-at-the-heel or down-at-heels

Definition of down-at-the-heels

: shabby

First Known Use of down-at-the-heels

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of down-at-the-heels was in 1856

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down-at-the-heels

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of down-at-the-heels

: looking or seeming cheap or poor and dirty or worn

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