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English definition of “down-at-heel”

down-at-heel

adjective uk   /ˌdaʊn.ətˈhɪəl/ UK (US down-at-the-heel) us  
wearing old clothes, or in a bad condition, because of not having much money: She had a decidedly down-at-heel appearance. He worked in a down-at-the-heel café.Poverty and poorIn bad condition
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