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  *敝* | 敝* | *敝
my (polite) / poor / ruined / shabby / worn out / defeated
worn-out shoes / a worthless thing
to value the broom as one's own (idiom); to attach value to sth because it is one's own / a sentimental attachment
the people's livelihood is reduced to destitution (idiom); a time of famine and impoverishment
impoverished / destitute / hard / depressed (of business) / tattered / ragged
to toss away like a pair of worn-out shoes (idiom)
to throw away like worn out shoes
to regard like a pair of worn-out shoes / to look on sth as worthless
shabby / damaged
lit. my worn-out broom, a thousand in gold (idiom); fig. sentimental value / I wouldn't be parted with it for anything.
variant of 凋敝
to care nothing for worldly fame and glory (idiom)

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