[ wosht-uhp, wawsht- ]
/ ˈwɒʃtˈʌp, ˈwɔʃt- /
done for; having failed completely.
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Origin of washed-up
First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for washed-up
adjective (washed-up when prenominal) informal, mainly US, Canadian and NZ
no longer useful, successful, hopeful, etcour hopes for the new deal are all washed up
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Idioms and Phrases with washed-up
see wash up, def. 3.
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