Down-at-heel meaning

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Worn out from long use or neglect; dilapidated.
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Shabbily dressed because of poverty; seedy.
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Attributive form of down at heel.
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(literally of footwear, hyphenated when used attributively) In poor condition, especially due to having worn heels; worn-out, shabby.
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(idiomatic, by extension, hyphenated when used attributively) Shabbily dressed, slovenly; impoverished.
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