like death warmed up

Definition of like death warmed up

British, informal

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

Word by Word Definitions

deathplay
  1. :  a permanent cessation of all vital (see vital 2a) 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

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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