well worn

well-worn

[wel-wawrn, -wohrn]
adjective
1.
showing the effects of extensive use or wear: well-worn carpets.
2.
trite, hackneyed, or stale: a well-worn saying.
3.
fittingly or becomingly worn or borne: a well-worn reserve that never seems haughty.

Origin:
1615–25

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well-worn
 
adj
1.  so much used as to be affected by wear: a well-worn coat
2.  used too often; hackneyed: a well-worn phrase

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