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hand-me-downnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhænd.mɪˌdaʊn/
a piece of clothing that someone has given to a younger person because they no longer want it: I got fed up with having to wear my sister's hand-me-downs.
Translations of “hand-me-down”
in Chinese (Traditional) (別人穿過的)舊衣服…
in Chinese (Simplified) (别人穿过的)旧衣服…
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