down at the heel


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down at the heel

/heels
1. With the heel worn down. Used of shoes.
2. Shabby or poor in appearance.
See also: down, heel
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He was wearing a pale blue Reebok tracksuit and tartan bedroom slippers, broken down at the heel.
The drawstring is sewn down at the heel to protect the Achille's tendon.
Once we took our shoes to the cobblers, now the minute they're ever so slightly down at the heel, out they go.
The pair he was wearing were worn down at the heel from weeks on the campaign trail.
Which is why, when we start to feel down at the heel, we'll still hoof it over to Jim the Shoe Doctor and visit owner Mike Summers.
I thought he was down to earth, but later he turned out to be someone who was down at the heels and down and out.
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6) Historic storefronts give Hilo a distinctive look, but one finds the city a bit down at the heels.
Although Frumkin characterizes the hotel at that time as being "rather down at the heels, "Saul remembers it as ritzy and impresive.