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.
He even said he had got a bit bruised and battered in the crowds.
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.
His mother, Diane, now believes his career chances could be ruined after doctors revealed he needed an operation on his bruised and battered feet.
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.