hand-me-down (plural hand-me-downs)
- An item that is passed along for someone else to use; especially, a piece of clothing or other item which has been outgrown by an older sibling and passed down to a younger one.
An item that is passed along for someone else to use
hand-me-down (not comparable)
- Used or second-hand, passed along by its prior user
- 1983, 19th of March, Presidential Radio Address by Ronald Reagan
- I don't want America's recovery and security to be sacrificed on an altar of discredited hand-me-down theories. And if you'll help us, they won't be.