down at the heel
phrasal see down at heel

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • down-at-the-heel — adjective see down at the heels …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • To be down at the heel — Heel Heel, n. [OE. hele, heele, AS. h[=e]la, perh. for h[=o]hila, fr. AS. h[=o]h heel (cf. {Hough}); but cf. D. hiel, OFries. heila, h[=e]la, Icel. h[ae]ll, Dan. h[ae]l, Sw. h[ a]l, and L. calx. [root]12. Cf. {Inculcate}.] 1. The hinder part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • down-at-the-heels — or down at heel; also down at the heel or down at heels adjective Date: 1732 shabby …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • down-at-heel — or[down at the heel] or[down at the heels] {adj.} Poorly kept up or dressed shabby; not neat; sloppy. * /John is always down at the heels, but his sister is always very neat./ * /Old houses sometimes look down at the heel./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down-at-heel — or[down at the heel] or[down at the heels] {adj.} Poorly kept up or dressed shabby; not neat; sloppy. * /John is always down at the heels, but his sister is always very neat./ * /Old houses sometimes look down at the heel./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down at heel — or down at the heel phrasal in or into a run down or shabby condition …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • down-at-heel — adjective see down at the heels …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • To be at the heels of — Heel Heel, n. [OE. hele, heele, AS. h[=e]la, perh. for h[=o]hila, fr. AS. h[=o]h heel (cf. {Hough}); but cf. D. hiel, OFries. heila, h[=e]la, Icel. h[ae]ll, Dan. h[ae]l, Sw. h[ a]l, and L. calx. [root]12. Cf. {Inculcate}.] 1. The hinder part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be out at the heels — Heel Heel, n. [OE. hele, heele, AS. h[=e]la, perh. for h[=o]hila, fr. AS. h[=o]h heel (cf. {Hough}); but cf. D. hiel, OFries. heila, h[=e]la, Icel. h[ae]ll, Dan. h[ae]l, Sw. h[ a]l, and L. calx. [root]12. Cf. {Inculcate}.] 1. The hinder part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral — For the film, see Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (film). Tombstone in 1881 …   Wikipedia

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