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Definition of well worn in English:


1Showing the signs of extensive use or wear: a well-worn leather armchair
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  • Two mugs of steaming hot chocolate sat on the mahogany table that was placed between two well-worn leather arm chairs.
  • He wore a gold sleeper in his left ear, a well-worn, waist-length brown leather jacket, dark blue jeans, a black belt and a gold bracelet.
  • A young lady with tan skin and black hair stepped out, wearing a dirty uniform of some kind and well-worn leather boots.
informal tatty, ratty, the worse for wear
North American informal raggedy, raggedy-ass
Australian informal warby
rare out at elbows
1.1(Of a phrase, idea, or joke) used or repeated so often that it no longer has interest or significance: a well-worn theme
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  • To repeat what is now a well-worn phrase, it does in fact take a village to raise a child.
  • Though it won't come easily, well-worn ideas and paradigms will have to be replaced.
  • Now, over 60 years later, that well-worn phrase ‘the good auld days’ is brought to life.
informal played out, clapped out, hacky, old hat
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