[ doun-uht-thuh-heelz ]
/ ˈdaʊn ət ðəˈhilz /
having a shabby, run-down appearance; seedy: He is rapidly becoming a down-at-the-heels drifter and a drunk.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Also down-at-the-heel; down-at-heel [doun-uht-heel], /ˈdaʊn ət ˈhil/, down-at-heels .
Origin of down-at-the-heels
First recorded in 1695–1705
Words nearby down-at-the-heels
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