Something that has once had it's peak of greatness far too long ago, and is now still being over used,. . . . . even though it's gotten extremely old, bland, worn out, and is just sad to still see around.
Exhibit A (offered as evidence that definition above is accurate).
My favorite organic cotton washcloth, crocheted from the fertile imagination of yours truly is all washed up. Click the photo and look to the red indicators for visual proof.
After 2+ years of faithful service to my face, Washie is, well, all washed up. She is ragged around the edges. Her cotton is starting to look fulled - if that is even possible. She is old, bland, worn out and it is just sad to see her still around.
Please understand that Washie is not my only face cloth. There are many others. But she has been favored above all. Once I hit on the idea of simple chain fluffery around the edges, my wash/dish cloth making efforts produced better results.
All of the frills do make Washie very feminine. Never would I do this for a man. But that edging becomes a great exfoliating soft scrubber when wadded up and liberally applied in circular motions. It works on the face, the legs and other body parts. Yes, it is time to retire Washie from her service to self.
So long, faithful friend. You will be missed.