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threadbare

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threadbare/ˈθrɛdˌbeɚ/adjective
threadbare
/ˈθrɛdˌbeɚ/
adjective
Learner's definition of THREADBARE  
[more threadbare; most threadbare]
: very thin and in bad condition from too much use : shabby
: not very effective, interesting, etc., because of being used too often
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