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 ?
Thornton was himself bruised and battered, and he went carefully over Buck's body, when he had been brought around, finding three broken ribs.
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.
He dumped jockey Mike Luzzi and smashed through the railings, injuring his shoulder, before being discovered bruised and battered in an adjacent tractor shed.
HUNKY Colin Farrell is set to get bruised and battered on billboards around the country.
Ian Griffin has been at the centre of an international manhunt since Tuesday when the bruised and battered body of Kinga Legg was found at the exclusive Hotel Bristol in the French capital.
"I think it was always going to be the case that whoever gets out of this group is going to be bruised and battered given the draw," said the Ulster prop.
The 21-year-old was left bruised and battered following United's strong-arm tactics during their controversial 2-0 win at Old Trafford in October.
Agencies that serve abused children hold bake sales to fund their centers, five in fear every year of appropriated funds being cut and losing their jobs, work 60 hours a week while being paid for 30, and carry the sorrow of the bruised and battered bodies of these precious little children so that the rest of society can sleep soundly at night.
She reaches back tentatively but lives her life in terror, bruised and battered on every inch of her body.
Bruised and battered, Flynn saw no recourse but to raise the price of a haircut.
Mugging victim Gladys was still feeling bruised and battered today - but overwhelmed by the kindness of decent folk who reminded her that Christmas is about caring.
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.
POP beauty Myleene Klass was left bruised and battered yesterday - before even getting into the jungle.