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shop-soiled

adjective
     
Related topics: Trade
shop-soiled British English
1BBT a product that is shop-soiled is slightly damaged or dirty because it has been in a shop for a long time [= shopworn American English]
shop-soiled goods
2 an idea that is shop-soiled is no longer interesting because it has been discussed many times before [= shopworn American English]
the same old shop-soiled arguments

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