- 1Showing the signs of extensive use or wear: a well-worn leather armchairMore example sentences
shabby, scruffy, battered, worn, old, thin, threadbare, worn out, holey, moth-eaten, mangy, ragged, frayed, tattered, falling apart at the seams, in shreds, in tatters, falling to pieces, decrepit, having seen better daysAustralian • informal warby• rare out at elbows
- 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.
- 1.1(Of a phrase, idea, or joke) used or repeated so often that it no longer has interest or significance: a well-worn themeMore example sentences
- 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.