Even though there is a threadbare concession stand, overflowing picnic baskets abound.
Sequestration tore at our threadbare social safety net, and this deal leaves the damage intact.
On the other hand, the economic model is as threadbare as many of the buildings and much of the island's infrastructure.
Immigration and tax policy are just as beggared and threadbare and awful.
Instead, Carson tends to alternate between inflammatory arguments and threadbare truisms.
The threadbare suit which he wore must have seen long service and either it had never been a very trim fit or he had lost flesh.
Once these terms were strange and new; now they are old and threadbare.
The boy himself, dressed in a threadbare and patched black serge, had a sickly appearance.
If the first is unworn and the second is frayed and threadbare, pray for him.
His threadbare clerical jacket seemed several sizes too large for him.