has-been


has-been
has-been [ `hæz ,bın ] noun count
an insulting word for someone who was important or famous in the past but is not now

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Has-Been — Un has been (anglicisme signifiant littéralement « a été ») est un terme à connotation péjorative qui sert à qualifier quelqu un ou quelque chose de désuet, obsolète, passé de mode ou ringard. L expression est particulièrement employée… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Has been — Un has been (anglicisme signifiant littéralement « a été ») est un terme à connotation péjorative qui sert à qualifier quelqu un ou quelque chose de désuet, obsolète, passé de mode ou ringard. L expression est particulièrement employée… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Has-been — Un has been (anglicisme signifiant littéralement « a été ») est un terme à connotation péjorative qui sert à qualifier quelqu un ou quelque chose de désuet, obsolète, passé de mode ou ringard. Il s emploie comme substantif ou comme… …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • has-been — noun /ˈhæz.bɛn/ A person, especially one formerly popular or influential, whose popularity or effectiveness has peaked and is now in decline. I think Apple Computer is a has been …   Wiktionary

  • has-been — noun Date: 1606 one that has passed the peak of effectiveness or popularity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • has-been — /haz bin /, n. a person or thing that is no longer effective, successful, popular, etc. [1600 10] * * * …   Universalium

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