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    #1

    a good deal the worse for wear

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me your opinion about the interpretations of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    He was dressed in a blue suit a good deal the worse for wear.

    a good deal = in a very great degree

    the worse for wear = in poor physical condition owing to long use

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    #2

    Re: a good deal the worse for wear

    Correct.

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