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
More example sentences
- 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.
worn out, worn, well worn, old; thin, holey, moth-eaten, mangy, ragged, frayed, tattered, battered, dog-eared; decrepit, shabby, scruffy, unkempt; having seen better days, falling apart at the seams, in shreds, in tatters, falling to pieces, broken-down, ruined, damaged
Australian informal warby
rare out at elbowshackneyed, 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