the worse for wear Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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the worse for wear

tired or in ​poorcondition because of a lot of ​work or use: After a ​month of ​journeying over ​roughroads, the ​drivers and ​theirtrucks were ​looking the worse for ​wear.
(Definition of the worse for wear from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the worse for wear”
in Chinese (Simplified) (人)筋疲力尽的, (物品)破损不堪的,破旧的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (人)筋疲力盡的, (物品)破損不堪的,破舊的…
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