Look like (feel like) Death warmed over (up)

When you tell someone that he looks like death warmed over, what you mean is that that the individual looks very tired or ill.

Examples: “when I saw Deepa in the hospital last week she looked like death warmed over.”

 You could also say that she looked like death warmed up. The British say `warmed up’, while the Americans say, `warmed over’. It is also possible to say `to feel like death warmed over’.”

Examples: “After going on a twenty mile trek, I felt like death warmed up.”* “When Anuradha came to office this morning, she looked like death warmed over. So my boss told her to take the next couple of days off.”

The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, October 28, 2003

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