I am carrying a well-worn satchel fashioned out of a recycled plastic tarp.
Simple: not merely because it was wrong, but because it was wrong in such familiar-sounding and well-worn ways.
What's more, Parent uses Kevin's sexuality as an ingenious plot device that fits seamlessly within the well-worn Archie narrative.
He keeps the papal Mercedes parked in the Vatican garage and insists on tooling around Rome in well-worn 1984 Renault.
The team that once promised to rid us of old-style politics is clinging to that well-worn Washington tactic: Blame the other guy.
We need not, however, spend much time on the well-worn but inconclusive arguments of the older critics.
It was a well-worn path that led from the cottage to Lyle Abbey.
The chairs were ancient folding stools, with movable backs and well-worn cushions of faded velvet.
Putting on his spectacles, he took out his well-worn Bible and opened it.
The well-worn comparison has been fashioned anew by a writer of genius of our own day, M. Mæterlinck.