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English definition of “washed up”

washed up

adjective uk   us  
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 celebritiesUnsuccessful (people and things)
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