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  • s  in deplorable condition
    a broken-down fence
  • s  not in working order
    had to push the broken-down car
    a broken-down tractor fit only for children to play on

  • His performance as a broke, broken-down fighter stoked Wrestler-mania at the Toronto Film Festival and, before that, in Venice, where the film had its world premiere (winning the .
  • People reacted as if vast quantities of treasure were discovered in the trunk of a broken-down Hyundai abandoned on their street.
  • John Mellencamp Life, Death, Love and Freedom; out July 15 Whereas once his indignation was trained on factory bosses, now it's Mellencamp's own broken-down self that's got him .
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  • A little bite of prison life
    Untold truths and strife seem muted in the silent chamber hallways of Eastern State Penitentiary with its aged, cracking teal paint; broken-down cells, and, outside, layering moss. However, last Saturday - as the sun peaked through an ominously bleak, rain-threatened Philadelphia day - tourists were in for a real taste of what the life of an inmate was like.
    June 14, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

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