washed up | washed-up
This page is about the slang term washed up | washed-up
Meaning: having failed, having lost everything
- Jim used to be a successful businessman, but now that his company's gone bankrupt and he's lost everything, he's washed up.
- Masako was shocked by the number of washed-up, homeless people she saw on the streets of American cities.
If used before a noun, a hyphen can be added, as in "a washed-up old alcoholic".
If someone's described as being washed up, they are probably
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Contributor: Matt Errey