"ropey" in the adjective sense
1. ropy, ropey
of or resembling rope (or ropes) in being long and strong
2. ropy, ropey, stringy, thready
forming viscous or glutinous threads
3. ropey, ropy
British informal) very poor in quality
"a ropey performance"
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