Translation of "threadbare" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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threadbareadjective

uk /ˈθred.beər/ us /ˈθred.ber/

threadbare adjective (THIN)

Threadbare material or clothes have become thin or damaged because they have been used a lot.

(织物或衣服)磨光露底的,穿旧的
a threadbare coat 磨破的外套

threadbare adjective (WEAK)

A threadbare excuse, argument, or idea is not strong and no longer persuades people because it is old or has been used too much.

(借口、论点或想法)陈旧的,老一套的
a threadbare excuse 老掉牙的借口

(Translation of “threadbare” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)