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Dictionary definition for: Threadbare

1. (s) repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons" "his remarks were trite and commonplace" "hackneyed phrases" "a stock answer" "repeating threadbare jokes" "parroting some timeworn axiom" "the trite metaphor "hard as nails"

2. (s) having the nap worn away so that the threads show through; "threadbare rugs"

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