hand-me-down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hand-me-down" in British English

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hand-me-downnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhænd.mɪˌdaʊn/
a ​piece of ​clothing that someone has given to a ​youngerperson because they no ​longerwant it: I got ​fed up with having to ​wear my sister's hand-me-downs.
(Definition of hand-me-down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hand-me-downnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhænd·miˌdɑʊn/
a ​piece of ​clothing given to a ​youngerfamilymember or ​friend because the ​person who ​owns it no ​longerwants it or it no ​longerfits: Claudia had three ​oldersisters, so she ​wore a lot of hand-me-downs.
(Definition of hand-me-down from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hand-me-down”
in Chinese (Simplified) (别人穿过的)旧衣服…
in Chinese (Traditional) (別人穿過的)舊衣服…
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