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"Lost a step? Hell, no. Those young zebras are juiced."
Tags:older generation, older generations, complain, complains, complaining, complaint, complaints, zebra, zebras, lion, lions, predator, predators, old guy, old guys, prey, lost a step, lose a step, losing a step, younger generation, younger generations, old age, middle age, middle aged, keep up, keeps up, keeping up, barfly, barflies, passed over, passed by, has-been, has-beens, lost it
"I think I've already had my fifteen minutes of fortune."
Tags:fortune, fortunes, fifteen minutes of fame, fame, good fortune, good fortunes, unlucky, luck, lucky, luckiness, unluckiness, tramp, tramps, vagrant, vagrants, vagrancy, panhandler, panhandlers, panhandling, luck run out, running out of luck, publicity, celebrity, has been, has-been, has-beens, has beens, washed out, washed up, wash out
"I made a bid for the Senate, but this is as far as I got."
Tags:senate, senate bid, senate bids, senator, senators, diner, diners, visit diners, visiting diners, greasy spoon, greasy spoons, man of the people, men of the people, working class, working classes, outreach, tin cup, tin cups, candidate, candidates, campaign, campaigns, campaigning, cliche, cliches, fail, fails, failure, failures, politician, politicians, political campaign, political campaigns, beggar, beggars, begging, panhandle, panhandles, panhandler, panhandlers, barfly, barflies, has-been, never-was, cliche, cliches
"Now don't tell me, but you used to be somebody didn't you?"
Tags:celeb, celebs, celebrity, celebrities, washed up, washed-up, b-list, b-lister, b-listers, b list, b lister, b listers, famous face, famous faces, fame, famousness, famous, career, careers, career path, career paths, fan, fans, has been, has beens, has-been, has-beens, familiar face, familiar faces
Jack and the has-been stalk
"You can't do infomercials until you've paid your dues by being a has-been first."
Tags:commercial, commercials, infomercial, infomercials, has-been, has-beens, has been, has beens, talent agent, talent agents, talent agency, advert, adverts, advertisement, advertisements, advert, adverts, celeb, celebs, celebrity, celebrities, wash out, wash outs, washed out, fame, famous, celebrity culture
'I'm a has-been celebrity - get me in there!'
"He used to be a mover and shaker around here -- now he's just a shaker."
'Remind me again, are we hopeless old has-beens or fashionable retro?'
'You used to be a living legend. Now you're a living has been.'
Pantomime dame: 'Has anyone seen my successful TV and film career?' Audience: 'It's behind you!'
'Being a nobody isn't so bad...You don't have to worry about becoming a has-been.'
'Books by celebrities.'
'Is that all you can do Just sitting there watching your old movies'
All Washed Up
Tags:kwarky, whale, washed up, has been, has beens, has-been, has-beens, loser, losers, lost, depressed, depression, depressive, useless, drink, drinks, drinking, alcoholic, alcohol, down and out, former glory, past, celebrity, fame, over the hills, achievement, achievements, mental health, peak, decline, identity, image, self-esteem, self-worth, in the past, glory days, rock bottom, reputation, downward spiral, shadow, former self, beached whale, beached whales, whale stranding, beaching
"Can you spare some Cafe Latte for a has been?"
Tags:cafe latte, latte, lattes, cafe lattes, coffee, coffees, homelessness, beggars, businessmen, has been, has beens, has-been, has-beens, bankruptcy, bankrupt, bankrupted, bankruptcies, homeless, beggar, begging, out of luck, businessman, wall street, coffee mug, street corner, has been, unpopular
"You changed man, it used to be all about the chirping..."
Tags:birds, band, band mate, band mates, rock 'n' roll, rock and roll, lifestyle, lifestyles, boozer, alcoholic, drunk, drunks, fame, fortune, celebrity, celebrities, bandmate, bandmates, group, groups, groupies, bands, break up, has-been, music, musician, musicians, rock, star, rock star, rocker, pop, booze, rock 'n roll, burnt out
"Oh no! We've lost a competition and now some old, forgotten pop singer from the eighties is going to perform in our living room!"