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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 heel — (Amer.) badly dressed due to lack of money; shabbily dressed ; wearing old clothes or ragged clothes due to lack of money; dilapidated; of run down look …   English contemporary dictionary

  • down-at-the-heel — adjective see down at heel * * * down at the heel «DOWN uht thuh HEEL», adjective, adverb. shabby; slovenly: »He had a ragged down at the heel lk …   Useful english dictionary

  • down at the heel — Synonyms and related words: beat up, bedraggled, beggared, beggarly, bereaved, bereft, blowzy, careless, chintzy, deprived, dilapidated, disadvantaged, dowdy, down at heel, down at the heels, drabbletailed, draggled, draggletailed, fleeced,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • down at the heel — phrasal see down at heel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • down-at-the-heel — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective See down at heel …   English dictionary for students

  • down at the heel — phrasal see down at heel …   Useful english dictionary

  • down at (the) heel(s) — idi down at (the) heel(s), dressed in shabby clothing; looking slovenly …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 — • 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

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