washed-up: no longer successful, skillful, popular, or needed; obsolete 過氣的,被淘汰的

(Dozens of whales have mysteriously washed up on the western coast of Nova Scotia.)


1) Will self-cleaning glass leave window washers washed up?

2) Jack is washed-up. It’s time for him to retire.

15 Washed-up Celebrities and What They Are Doing Now (the Richest, 2016/10/11)

These celebrities were interesting to me, either by way of looks or raw charisma. Sadly enough, these actors, artists, talk show hosts, and athletes are now “washed up” in the sense that they have pretty much exited the limelight. Many left voluntarily to pursue other priorities in life.


Al Pacino (2016) and Al Pacino (1972)









Toronto is where Hollywood actors go to reinvent themselves (Los Angeles Times, 2014/09/04)

Al Pacino, who has had a string of largely forgettable roles in crime films, will star in “Manglehorn,” in which he plays an eccentric Texan who must live with a past crime, and “The Humbling,” an adaptation of a Philip Roth novel in which he stars as a washed-up actor whose life is energized by an erotic encounter.


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