washed-up


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washed-up

(wŏsht′ŭp′, wôsht′-)
adj.
No longer successful or needed; finished: a washed-up comedian.
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washed′-up′



adj. Informal.
done for; having failed.
[1920–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.washed-up - doomed to extinctionwashed-up - doomed to extinction      
unsuccessful - not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome
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washed-up

adjective
No longer effective, capable, or valuable:
Informal: kaput.
Idioms: at the end of the line, over the hill, past one's prime.
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The most recent year for which seizure statistics are available is 2013, during which the Cuban government reported interdicting a total of 1.5 metric tons of illegal narcotics, 98 percent of which washed-up on Cuba's shores.
Either the 38-year-old mother-of-two didn't realise she was showing everybody her, er, beach balls, or she got the wrong night for the Washed-Up Old Pin-Up's Awards.
Through October 2012, the Government of Cuba reported seizing a total of 2.066 metric tons (MT) of illegal narcotics, 97 percent of which were found washed-up on Cuba's shores, a marked decrease compared to the 9.1 MT reported seized in 2011.