be the worse for wear

be the worse for wear

 
1. if something is the worse for wear, it is in bad condition or damaged because it has been used a lot This sofa is rather the worse for wear, but it will have to do until we can afford a new one.
2. someone who is the worse for wear is very tired or feeling ill I drank far too much and woke up the next morning feeling rather the worse for wear.
See also: wear, worse