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"shopworn" in British English

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shopwornadjective

uk   /ˈʃɒp.wɔːn/  us   /ˈʃɑːp.wɔːrn/
US (UK shop-soiled) If ​goodssold in ​shops are shopworn, they are ​slightlydirty or ​damaged and ​thereforereduced in ​price US If a ​story or ​joke is shopworn, it is ​boring or not ​interesting because it is so ​familiar to ​people.
(Definition of shopworn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shopwornadjective

uk   us   /ˈʃɒpwɔːn/ US COMMERCE
→  shop-soiled
(Definition of shopworn from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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