Examples from the Web for shop-worn
This superiority is only the more vividly revealed by the shop-worn shoddiness of most of his materials.A Book of Prefaces|H. L. Mencken
As for those suggestions that the answer is higher taxes, the American people have repeatedly rejected that shop-worn advice.
But if the shop-worn phrase "human document" can ever be fittingly applied, no better instance can be found than this.Essays on Russian Novelists|William Lyon Phelps
And beauty without brains isn't real beauty at all, but a sad, shop-worn, tear-wringing imitation.The Woman Beautiful|Helen Follett Stevans
But nine times in ten it is some dog's-eared, shop-worn quotation from one of the "standard" bards, usually Shakspere.The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays|Ambrose Bierce