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English definition of “shop-soiled”

shop-soiled

adjective     UK (US shopworn) COMMERCE
used to describe goods in a store that have become dirty or damaged and that are often sold at reduced prices : The standard of quality of secondhand or shop-soiled goods is clearly less than of brand new goods .
(Definition of shop-soiled adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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