has-been

has-been

[haz-bin]
noun
a person or thing that is no longer effective, successful, popular, etc.

Origin:
1600–10

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has-been
 
n
informal a person or thing that is no longer popular, successful, effective, etc

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has-been
"one who has outlived his fame," c.1600, from past participle of have + been.
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has-been definition

[ˈhæzbɪn]
  1. n.
    someone who used to be important; a person whose career has ended. : Marty is just a has-been. There's no future for him.
  2. mod.
    former; burnt-out. : Some has-been singer croaked through “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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