washed-up

[ wosht-uhp, wawsht- ]
/ ˈwɒʃtˈʌp, ˈwɔʃt- /

adjective Informal.

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

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
exhausted
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Idioms and Phrases with washed-up

washed up

see wash up, def. 3.

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