seen better days

seen better days

tv. showing signs of wear or exhaustion. (Always a past participle.) This coat has seen better days.
See also: better, days, seen
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Commenting on their relation with "Future" movement, he described it as calm, but "it has seen better days.
The school's staff provide education of a high standard, but the building itself has seen better days and I'm looking forward to the development of a new modern school for the children of Maesgeirchen in Bangor.
Make do and mend is the order of the day"- A courtier at Clarence House on claims that some of the Prince of Wales's furniture was badly frayed and had seen better days.
Ok, it has seen better days but with a face-lift it could be made great again at perhaps less cost.
She also sets up a sewing workshop, where seamstresses and tailors patch up, repair and reinvent pieces that have seen better days.
If your wooden garden furniture has seen better days, freshen it up with a coloured stain to cheer up alfresco activities.
Q Hi Lauren, My favourite jeans have seen better days so I think it's time I invested in a new pair.
It was clearly a successful venture, for its time: It enabled him to buy the adjoining lot, owned by Hilda Luomala, and to demolish the brick apartment building, which had seen better days, to expand his store.
Whether they're as good as new or have seen better days all donations are welcome.
Yet the trio looked like they had seen better days when they took the stage at G-A-Y in a selection in outfits better suited to a grab a granny night than a trendy London club date.
Whether you want to escape to the country in a spacious set of wheels, drive around a city in something small and practical, or even just travel in more comfort if the family car has seen better days, Europcar has a car to suit.
As for the chairs, most had seen better days but some have been kept and are used during council meetings at Normanby Road.
Despite the fact that the economy has seen better days, law firm billing rates are steadily climbing, to the woe of legal departments.
PARKED up in its dotage, next to a red telephone box, this Ford 4000 tractor has seen better days.
The Lanarkshire club's Supporters' Advisory Committee said: "Claret and Amber have seen better days and we should possibly be going for something echoing the area's industrial past while being slightly confrontational as opposed to passive.