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shopworn

adjective     /ˈʃɒp.wɔːn/ US  /ˈʃɑːp.wɔːrn/
US for shop-soiledIn bad condition US If a story or joke is shopworn, it is boring or not interesting because it is so familiar to people.Tedious and uninspiring
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