beaten-up-looking

DeeDol

Senior Member
Slovak
Hi, I am wondering what it means if you describe someone as beaten-up-looking. Can you help?
Thank you.
 
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    Please give us the complete sentence in which you found this phrase, or in which you plan to use it, with some context, so we have a specific example to discuss.
     

    DeeDol

    Senior Member
    Slovak
    It is for example in Galbraith: Career of Evil.

    "He is strangely attractive, isn't he? Bit beaten-up-looking, but I've never minded that."
    (About the main character, who looks like a boxer with a broken nose.)

    In this case it might refer to his physical features, but I am interested if this can be used metaphorically or figuratively.
     
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