Meaning of “played out” in the English Dictionary

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"played out" in British English

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played outadjective

uk /ˌpleɪd ˈaʊt/ us /ˌpleɪd ˈaʊt/ informal

tired and no longer having power or effectiveness:

I'm about played out, Jack - it's time I retired.
[ before noun ] figurative They won't get people to vote for those played-out old policies.

(Definition of “played out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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