down-at-heels
adjective see down-at-the-heels

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • down-at-heels — • down at heel • down at the heel • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • down-at-heels — adjective see down at heel …   Useful english dictionary

  • down-at-heel — /down euht heel /, adj. of a shabby, run down appearance; seedy: He is rapidly becoming a down at heel drifter and a drunk. Also, down at the heel, down at heels, down at the heels. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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-the-heels — • down at heel • down at the heel • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • down-at-heel — • down at heel • down at the heel • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • down-at-the-heel — • down at heel • down at the heel • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • down-at-the-heels — adjective see down at heel * * * (also down at the heel or down at heel) adj. (of a person, thing, or place) showing signs of neglect and deterioration; shabby a down at the heels house * * * (chiefly US) (or chiefly Brit …   Useful english 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

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