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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Clothes
cast-offsˈcast-offs noun [plural]  DCCclothes that you do not wear anymore and give to someone else As the youngest of five kids, I was always dressed in other people’s cast-offs.
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cast-offsHis shoes are one size too big, cast-offs from a friend.For some people, a sense of shame clings to the buying of cast-offs.It was a miracle - if not of fishes and loaves, then of cast-offs and left-overs.There's a marvellous little shop near my office in London which sells cast-offs from the super-rich!I told you she'd sent me some cast-offs and they're much too grand for me to wear.My sisters and friends loved me; they were getting all these barely-worn cast-offs.
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