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threadbare

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3 worn or torn into or as if into rags

  • I loved that threadbare shirt, but after 10 years of wear, it was time to throw it away
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4 lacking money or material possessions

  • never knew that she had so many threadbare relatives until she won the lottery
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down on one's luck, out at elbows (or out at the elbows), out of pocket

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trite, hackneyed, stereotyped, threadbare mean lacking the freshness that evokes attention or interest. trite applies to a once effective phrase or idea spoiled from long familiarity.
    • "you win some, you lose some" is a trite expression
hackneyed stresses being worn out by overuse so as to become dull and meaningless.
    • all of the metaphors and images in the poem are hackneyed
stereotyped implies falling invariably into the same pattern or form.
    • views of minorities that are stereotyped and out-of-date
threadbare applies to what has been used until its possibilities of interest have been totally exhausted.
    • a mystery novel with a threadbare plot


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