bruised and battered

bruised and battered

Injured and/or thoroughly worn down, as from an assault or an exhausting, physically trying experience. He drank too much at the bar, got into a fight, and showed up at our door all bruised and battered. The home team, though bruised and battered, emerged victorious from the tough match.
See also: and, batter, bruise
References in classic literature ?
This genius Marheyo possessed in a superlative degree, as he abundantly evinced by the use to which he put those sorely bruised and battered old shoes.
But it must have appealed straight to that bruised and battered young soul.
Thornton was himself bruised and battered, and he went carefully over Buck's body, when he had been brought around, finding three broken ribs.
Going live November 19, the Bruised and Battered Brands Poll seeks to tap the views of those who manage the image and identities of the world's top technology companies.
Bruised and battered, Flynn saw no recourse but to raise the price of a haircut.
POLICE want the public to help them catch a vicious mugger who left a 73-year-old man bruised and battered.
Blunt-faced, they cock and bull their way through these photographs, even when bruised and battered (Bloody Nose, Ice Pack, both 1998); there is something brutish about the leering boy in Blow-up, 1999, with his cavernous nostrils, big teeth, and heavy eyebrows.
The city itself looks bruised and battered by the assault of too many hurricanes; even its newer buildings are weathered.
The 28-year-old kicked Mrs Craigontheheadandbody then took off with pounds 350, leaving her bruised and battered on the street.
The Pac-10's rugged schedule and physical play have left him bruised and battered.
The 29-year-old has been left bruised and battered by her raunchy stage performance in The Blue Room, in which she appears naked.
A BABY was born safely, but bruised and battered, after a car crash which broke his mother's neck.
About 36 hours after she disappeared, Nicole's bruised and battered body was found wrapped in a bedsheet in a suitcase in the second-floor bedroom of Hooman Ashkan Panah, who lived in the same apartment complex.
His return gives UCLA the defensive intimidator it needs for a Final Four charge and eases the burden on the bruised and battered Henderson, who was shifted to center in McCoy's absence.