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(all) washed up
Ruined or no longer successful; past the prime point of one's career or ability. You've been washed up for years—why on earth do you think I'd want your advice? We're going to make sure he's all washed up after pulling a stunt like that.
1. To become clean by scrubbing with soap and water, especially one's hands and face. I've been out digging in the garden all morning, so I'd like to wash up before we go anywhere tonight. Make sure the kids wash up before dinner.
2. To clean the dishes, utensils, pots, and pans from a meal. You cooked dinner, so I'll wash up! I don't mind washing up, if you'll dry everything with a towel for me.
3. To clean something with soap and water. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wash" and "up." I didn't have enough money to pay for my meal, so the restaurant made me stay and wash their dishes up for them instead.
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Fig. finished. "You're through, Tom," said the manager, "Fired—washed up!" Wilbur is washed up as a bank teller.
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