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damaged goods

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdamaged goodsdamaged goodssomeone whose actions mean that they no longer have a good effect or influence on something After the scandal, he was considered damaged goods by the party. goods
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damaged goodsShe didn't, but something about the way she moved confirmed my suspicion that she saw herself as damaged goods.We all pass through this life as damaged goods, and the repair work is ongoing.On 5 September a credit note No. 19 was received from A. Creditor in respect of damaged goods valued £5.00 returned by the hotel.If there was actual combustion of the damaged goods, however caused, there has been damage by fire.
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