Definition of like death warmed up in English:

like death warmed up

(North American like death warmed over)

phrase

informal
  • Extremely tired or ill.

    ‘I feel like death warmed up’
    • ‘On Sunday night he looked like death warmed up but now you wouldn't think that there had been anything wrong with him.’
    • ‘But I don't understand why Francis won't talk to me, or why he looks like death warmed over, and I have to tell you, I'm getting really worried about him.’
    • ‘He looked like death warmed over for the second or third time. He had the pallor of a corpse; he had little color to him.’
    • ‘Back then in Leicester I just woke up one morning and felt terrible, and it was only after several days of feeling like death warmed up that I finally went to a doctor.’
    • ‘Hm. I've only been up for three and a half hours and I already look like death warmed over.’
    • ‘So it was that I came back to work two weeks ago looking like death warmed up (my boss said I was grey).’
    • ‘While I don't know if it was the makeup or he has some sort of serious heroin addiction but he just looks like death warmed over.’
    • ‘Yet, it thrilled her that he still found her attractive - even yesterday when she knew she had looked like death warmed over.’
    • ‘There was one day where he seemed like death warmed up a couple of weeks ago, and we thought the end was near.’
    • ‘Or rather, don't try it if you feel like I do today - like death warmed up - because it will only make your headache worse.’
    • ‘From the moment of life to the moment of death, he had the exact same look in his eyes, because he always kind of looked like death warmed over.’
    • ‘Sure enough, this morning I felt like death warmed up and the sneezing began.’
    • ‘So I had to get up, ring the doctor and take them to the appointment, even though I felt like death warmed up.’
    • ‘‘Geez mate, you look like death warmed up on toast and served in hell’ Max commented as he sat down on the end of the bed.’
    • ‘Jen may have looked like death warmed over, but she was smiling.’
    • ‘And even though he looks like death warmed up, O'Toole is on splendidly spirited form and even manages to give the dog a run for its money.’