Definition of damaged goods in English:

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damaged goods

plural noun

informal
A person who is regarded as inadequate or impaired in some way: ‘See? I’m damaged goods. You don’t want me’
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  • He is clearly damaged goods on both the physical and mental fronts, and a pariah in pinstripes.
  • It took us two years to get signed up after being on two labels already, because most bands with that track record are considered to be damaged goods.
  • He was damaged goods and what happened to him had a traumatic effect.
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