Damaged or made less interesting or attractive as a result of age or much use: the time-worn faces of the veterans a time-worn aphorism
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- I think your concern is that it may not continue to work in the future, and Georgia represents a threat to you all, that your time-worn strategy just won't hold up in the future.
- But not satisfied with mere hypocrisy, they also add this time-worn lie.
- The time-worn argument that conservatives have authoritarian personalities is, more or less, a nasty way of recasting my thesis.
having seen better days, falling apart at the seams, in shreds, in tatters, falling to pieces, broken-down, ruined, damaged
informal tatty, ratty, the worse for wear
Australian informal warby
rare out at elbows
old, aged, ancient, weathered, lined, wrinkled, hoary
hackneyed, trite, banal, vapid, platitudinous, clichéd, cliché-ridden, stock, conventional, unoriginal, derivative, overused, overworked, worn out, threadbare, tired, stale, dull, pedestrian, run-of-the-mill, routine, humdrum, stereotyped
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