like death warmed over

Definition of like death warmed over

US, informal

  1. :  very tired or sick We worked through the night, and by morning we looked like death warmed over.

Word by Word Definitions

deathplay
  1. :  a permanent cessation of all vital (see vital 1b) functions :  the end of life — compare brain death

    :  an instance of dying

    :  the cause or occasion of loss of life

warmplay warmed
  1. :  having or giving out heat to a moderate or adequate degree

    :  serving to maintain or preserve heat especially to a satisfactory degree

    :  feeling or causing sensations of heat brought about by strenuous exertion

  1. :  to make warm

    :  to infuse with a feeling of love, friendship, well-being, or pleasure

    :  to fill with anger, zeal, or passion

  1. :  warmly

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over


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