out of shape

idiom

Definition of out of shape

1 : not in the usual shape The bike's rim was all out of shape. : so as not to be in the usual shape The wire cage was all twisted out of shape.
2 : not in a physically strong and healthy condition out of shape from lack of exercise

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“Out of shape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20shape. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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