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"threadbare" in British English

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threadbareadjective

uk   /ˈθred.beər/  us   /-ber/

threadbare adjective (THIN)

Threadbare ​material or ​clothes have ​becomethin or ​damaged because they have been used a lot: a threadbare ​coat

threadbare adjective (WEAK)

A threadbare ​excuse, ​argument, or ​idea is not ​strong and no ​longerpersuadespeople because it is ​old or has been used too much: a threadbare ​excuse
(Definition of threadbare from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"threadbare" in American English

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threadbareadjective

 us   /ˈθredˌbeər/
(of ​material) ​lookingworn and ​thin from much use: Her ​clothes were ​faded and threadbare.
(Definition of threadbare from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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