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Daemon
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like death warmed up

In a state or appearance of extreme ill health. (Often preceded by "look" or "feel.") More...

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like death warmed up — In a state or appearance of extreme ill health. (Often preceded by "look" or "feel.")
KSPavan
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like death warmed up — In a state or appearance of extreme ill health. (Often preceded by "look" or "feel.")
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look/feel like death warmed up





to look or feel very ill.

Synonyms and related words

To feel or be ill: feel awful, be in a bad way, not feel yourself...
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like death warmed OVER — In a state or appearance of extreme ill health. (Often preceded by "look" or "feel.")


WeaselADAPT
Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:23:28 AM

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I seem to recall it being, "like death warmed over."

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FounDit
Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:42:34 AM

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I also know it as, "Death warmed over". Perhaps this is an AmE version.


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thar
Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:52:12 AM

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Yes, death warmed up is the British English version.

(and NZ, so presumably Aussie as well)




Used by British soldiers in WW1.
Emel Rapchan
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FounDit
Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:04:24 PM

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This puts me in mind of a rather crude saying I used to hear when I was growing up: "I feel like I was shot at and missed, shit at and hit".

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Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:26:34 PM

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thar wrote:
Yes, death warmed up is the British English version.

(and NZ, so presumably Aussie as well)

Used by British soldiers in WW1.


Another British English version is Keith Richards, most certainly "death warmed up and rolled over."
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