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he's a shadow of his former self

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  • looks like the shadow of his former self — looks really bad, looks lean and shriveled up; looks like someone who has been through rough times …   English contemporary dictionary

  • a shadow of his former self — much lighter than he was before, very thin and weak    After twenty years in prison, he was a shadow of his former self …   English idioms

  • (a) shadow of your former self — a shadow of your former self phrase less healthy or happy than you were in previous times After his illness, John was a mere shadow of his former self. Thesaurus: feeling and being unhealthy or illsynonym Main entry: shadow …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) shadow of your former self — a shadow of (your) former self if you are a shadow of your former self, you are less strong or less powerful than you were in the past. He came back to work after 3 months, completely cured of the cancer but a shadow of his former self …   New idioms dictionary

  • (be) a shadow of your former self — be a shadow/ghost of your former ˈself idiom to not have the strength, influence, etc. that you used to have • When his career ended, he became a shadow of his former self. Main entry: ↑formeridiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be a shadow of your former self — be a shadow/ghost/of your former self phrase to be much less healthy or successful, or to be in much worse condition than before He returned from the war a shadow of his former self. Thesaurus: to feel or be illsynonym Main entry: for …   Useful english dictionary

  • a shadow of your former self — less healthy or happy than you were in previous times After his illness, John was a mere shadow of his former self …   English dictionary

  • (a) shadow of former self — a shadow of (your) former self if you are a shadow of your former self, you are less strong or less powerful than you were in the past. He came back to work after 3 months, completely cured of the cancer but a shadow of his former self …   New idioms dictionary

  • (be) a ghost of your former self — be a shadow/ghost of your former ˈself idiom to not have the strength, influence, etc. that you used to have • When his career ended, he became a shadow of his former self. Main entry: ↑formeridiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be a ghost of your former self — be a shadow/ghost/of your former self phrase to be much less healthy or successful, or to be in much worse condition than before He returned from the war a shadow of his former self. Thesaurus: to feel or be illsynonym Main entry: for …   Useful english dictionary

  • shadow — [shad′ō] n. [ME schadwe < inflected forms (gen. & dat. sceadwe) of OE sceadu, SHADE] 1. a definite area of shade cast upon a surface by a body intercepting the light rays 2. the dark image made by such a body 3. [pl.] the growing darkness… …   English World dictionary

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