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down-at-heel

[doun-uh t-heel] /ˈdaʊn ətˈhil/
adjective
1.
of a shabby, run-down appearance; seedy:
He is rapidly becoming a down-at-heel drifter and a drunk.
Also, down-at-the-heel, down-at-heels, down-at-the-heels.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705
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Examples for down-at-heel
  • They have kept it in sparkling condition, and primped some slightly down-at-heel rooms with subtle redecoration.
  • Eliza returns with a pair of large down-at-heel slippers.

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