Definition of down at heel in English:

down at heel

1(Of a shoe) with the heel worn down.
More example sentences
  • On the other hand, you could write, of the same individual: His shoes were down-at-heel and his raincoat was streaked with dirt.
  • Chinese servants should not (strictly speaking) appear before their masters in short clothes, nor without socks, nor with shoes down at heel, nor with their tail tied round the head.
  • Make sure your shoes are well polished and not down-at-heel
1.1Having a poor, shabby appearance.
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  • Had I gone at 17 I have no doubt I would have been staying in a down-at-heel guest house.
  • Both are better bets than the rather down-at-heel Caruso Belvedere.
  • Vince Vaughn is Peter, a likeable slacker who runs the down-at-heel Average Joe's Gym.
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