Today's BWOTD is used alot to describe many things:
"She's looking a bit ropey since she married him"
"I'm feeling decidedly ropey today"
"I need to replace it, it's looking very ropey"
'Ropey' = not in as good a state as it could be
This is a bit of a slang term but you'll hear it regularly in everyday conversation back home. It can literally be used to describe any person, place or thing!