hand me down

hand-me-down

[hand-mee-doun, han-]
noun
1.
an article of clothing passed on to another person after being used, outgrown, etc.: The younger children wore the hand-me-downs of the older ones.
2.
any item not new that is or can be used again: Our office furniture was a collection of hand-me-downs.
adjective
3.
passed along for further use by others: some hand-me-down clothes from my older brother.
4.
borrowed or adapted from other sources; derivative: a street full of hand-me-down architecture.

Origin:
1870–75

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hand-me-down
 
n
1.  a.  something, esp an outgrown garment, passed down from one person to another
 b.  (as modifier): a hand-me-down dress
2.  a.  anything that has already been used by another
 b.  (as modifier): hand-me-down ideas

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