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the worse for wear

tired or in poor condition because of a lot of work or use: After a month of journeying over rough roads, the drivers and their trucks were looking the worse for wear.
Translations of “the worse for wear”
in Chinese (Traditional) (人)筋疲力盡的, (物品)破損不堪的,破舊的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (人)筋疲力尽的, (物品)破损不堪的,破旧的…
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