down-at-the-heels

adjective
\ ˈdau̇n-ˌat-ṯẖə-ˈhēlz How to pronounce down-at-the-heels (audio) \
variants: or down-at-heel \ ˈdau̇n-​ˌat-​ˈhēl How to pronounce down-at-the-heels (audio) \ 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/down-at-the-heels. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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