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.

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“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 26 May. 2024.

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