shop-soiled

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shop-soiled

[ˈʃɒpsɔɪld] ADJdeteriorado
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It was an ideal that he painted -- a poor one, common and shop-soiled, but still it was an ideal; and it gave his character a peculiar charm.
Burton was particularly obsessed by Rex Harrison and his wife Rachel Roberts, who form a sort of cut-price, shop-soiled even more sozzled version of the Burtons.
But given the LibDems' leader's status as the most shop-soiled politician in the UK, I wouldn't count on it.
Let's just say it brought a whole new meaning to shop-soiled goods.
Eventually, you will look shabby, secondhand, and shop-soiled.
A stereotypical silly ass in the PG Wodehouse mould, he inherited the rundown local stately home, married the slightly shop-soiled Elizabeth Archer and settled down to a life of domestic bliss with their twins.
Crippen found work as manager of an American patent medicine firm while trying to keep up with Belle and her shop-soiled new friends - although she never stopped taunting him in front of them.
If I have my way, they'll have me on that stage on my deathbed" Davina McCall on presenting Big Brother "I cannot imagine what would be more disappointing to the British public than to find in the next few years all we've done is trade one shop-soiled government run by an Establishment party for another" Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat leader "Some of my favourite drawings I have done with my eyes closed - or so drunk I do not remember making them" Artist Tracey Emin "Men are attracted to bitches - it's a fact of life.
Hasn't it dawned on them that his shop-soiled past pays them no compliments?
I was amazed to hear an Israeli utter the old, shop-soiled complaint: 'How can you negotiate with someone who wants to kill you