ghost/shadow of one's former self

idiom

: a much weaker and frailer person than one formerly was
He was a mere ghost/shadow of his former self after the illness.

Keep scrolling for more

Dictionary Entries Near ghost/shadow of one's former self

Ghost Ranch

ghost/shadow of one's former self

ghostship

Cite this Entry

“Ghost/shadow of one's former self.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ghost%2Fshadow%20of%20one%27s%20former%20self. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

Keep scrolling for more

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ