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English definition of “washed up”

washed up

adjective    
If you are washed up, the job for which you are trained is finished and you have no further chances of success in the future : The tragedy of being a dancer is that you're all washed up by the time you're 35. [before noun] a bunch of washed-up celebrities Unsuccessful (people and things)
(Definition of washed up adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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