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has-been definition

  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.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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