hand-me-down

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hand-me-down

A second-hand (not new) item, usually a piece of clothing, that is passed down for continued use, often from an older sibling to a younger one. Maria was tired of getting her older sister's hand-me-downs and looked forward to being able to buy her own clothes.
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Or they would send them out in hand-me-downs (the horror!) from older relatives that didn't quite fit the reluctant recipient.