Meaning of “the worse for wear” in the English Dictionary

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"the worse for wear" in British English

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the worse for wear

tired or in poor condition because of a lot of work or use:

After a month of journeying over rough roads, the drivers and their trucks were looking the worse for wear.

(Definition of “the worse for wear” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)