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  • s  worn or faded from being on display in a store
    shopworn merchandise at half price
  • s  repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

  • The tools of the political trade seem shopworn this year.
  • But I don't think anyone notices the shopworn decor or the security guard, for that matter.
  • In the 1980s the Democratic Leadership Council, organized as an affront to party orthodoxy, played an influential role in steering it away from shopworn liberalism and toward a .
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  • Mania Review: Despicable Me 2
     I enjoyed the first Despicable Me as a mildly effective babysitting movie; I thought its world was too unformed and its scenario too shopworn, but I loved its grumpy villain-made-good Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) and his three adorable charges. Now comes the inevitable sequel...
    July 3, 2013 - Mania

  • Bill McKibben in Council on Foreign Relations
    However, environmentalist Bill McKibben, writing in the New York Review of Books, calls Lomborg's analysis "weak, a farrago of straw men and carefully selected, shopworn data that holds up poorly in light of the most recent research, both scientific...
  • Charlie Chaplin in Balkan Travellers
    In 1910 Charlie Chaplin, who attended a burlesque show in Chicago, described it as "consisting of a coterie of rough-and-tumble comedians supported by twenty or more chorus girls. Some were pretty, others shopworn. Some of the comedians were funny,...
  • Teddy Atlas in ESPN
    I think Cotto's damaged goods,ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas said. "He's a little shopworn. The fight for Foreman could be even easier than people think."

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