thread·bare / ˈ[unvoicedth]redˌber/ • adj. (of cloth, clothing, or soft furnishings) becoming thin and tattered with age: shabby rooms with threadbare carpets | fig. the song was a tissue of threadbare clichés. ∎ (of a person, building, or room) poor or shabby in appearance.
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