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well-worn

[wel-wawrn, -wohrn] /ˈwɛlˈwɔrn, -ˈwoʊrn/
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 of well-worn
1615-1625
1615-25
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well-worn

adjective (well worn when postpositive)
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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