Definition of 'threadbare'
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Their palaces are shabby, with threadbare carpets and dreary flower arrangements. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All three criticisms are looking increasingly threadbare. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It would also be reassuring for an industry that might look perilously threadbare without him. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And he was not to blame for the threadbare squad he inherited. The Sun (2010)Sick of your threadbare old towels? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The methodology cobbled together by central banks and other financial regulators across Europe looks threadbare. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some are funny, some a little bit threadbare. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Bit threadbare after the Asos frock horror? Times, Sunday Times (2014)I think my wallet is looking a bit threadbare. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Midfield looking a little threadbare? The Sun (2015)Last season, the Swans bench looked about as threadbare as the carpet in a sleazy nightclub. The Sun (2014)There were'great arguments' over a threadbare carpet in the library. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is a club with boundless potential, but a split personality, with a strong team and a threadbare squad. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Players have been released, leaving a threadbare squad, and the future of the academy is up in the air. The Sun (2013)For some years now, the chief executive's excuse that his or her job is simply to deliver for shareholders has looked increasingly threadbare. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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