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Definition of threadbare adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    threadbare

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈθrɛdbɛr//
     
     
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  1. 1(of cloth, clothing, etc.) old and thin because it has been used a lot a threadbare carpet
  2. 2(of an argument, excuse, etc.) that does not have much effect, especially because it has been used too much
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: threadbare