Definition of warmed-over in English:

warmed-over

(British warmed-up)

adjective

  • 1(of food or drink) reheated.

    ‘warmed-over chicken and pasta’
    • ‘I relished the opportunity to cook whatever I wanted when I chose, instead of having to take Hobson's choice of a warmed-over plate of fried rice back at the boardinghouse before the kitchen closed at 10 p.m.’
    • ‘Too many bread wheels arrive with that stiff-bottomed, warmed-over quality.’
    • ‘So much for pasta and the texture that makes it perfect; sadly, pizza too often resembles a mess of cheese and warmed-over cold meats toasted by an undergraduate under an oven grill.’
    • ‘I look forward to seeing him tell these outside contractors to stop serving warmed-over mechanically recovered chicken's doings and start slashing their profit margins so they can serve decent food.’
    reheated, heated up
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  • 2(of an idea or product) secondhand; stale.

    ‘a heap of warmed-over action film clichés’
    • ‘This is a warmed-over, low-end recycling of director Rob Reiner's own When Harry Met Sally.’
    • ‘Its rhythmic verve and thematic appeal carry it along, even if it sounds like Mozart warmed-over.’
    • ‘Who wants to read the same old warmed-over mush time and time again?’
    • ‘While gloggs, grogs, nogs and flips may still have their place on a hot drink menu, today's heated libations are more than just warmed-over versions of old favorites.’
    • ‘The purpose of this book about early modern Italy is not to recount the warmed-over historical facts and artistic judgements from a long line of guidebooks.’
    • ‘Then they pull something out they call evidence, and warmed-over lies, sometimes two years old, or older.’
    • ‘that the only solution we can afford is, surprise, the one dictated by Galbraith's brand of warmed-over 50's liberal internationalism.’
    • ‘He covers a lot of ground: Native Americans, the boy from the log cabin, the windy city, the great fire of Chicago-all without a warmed-over blues riff or second-hand idea.’
    • ‘The Forbes piece railed at ‘unknown authors [who] shamelessly exploit famous figures to peddle warmed-over management advice.’’
    • ‘Everything should be free, another warmed-over hippie fantasy, though you have gone into more detail.’
    • ‘I don't associate warmed-over thinking with Boris’ work.’
    • ‘He does not patronise. He speaks directly and not in the warmed-over platitudes of his successor.’
    • ‘Fiscal stimulus can come in all kinds of packages, not just warmed-over Reaganomics, and there are plenty of more progressive ways to put these monies to use.’
    • ‘He refrains from including a warmed-over serving of Clausewitz or Sun Tzu, as well as sparing us a currently fashionable diatribe on the supposed leadership qualities of history's mass murderers.’
    • ‘Way too many ageing ‘classic’ acts are hitting the road these days without bothering to release anything other than warmed-over greatest hits packages (if that).’
    • ‘She is intelligent and she does not believe the stuff she is required to say as a member of the National Party, which largely consists of warmed-over policies from the 1990s.’
    • ‘But too many proffer vague impressions, clichéd memories, breathless interpretations and warmed-over anecdotes.’
    • ‘Ddpe is not a new book but rather an anthology consisting largely of warmed-over essays from a 1998 issue of Michigan State University Press's journal, Rhetoric and Public Affairs.’
    • ‘It is an immoral indulgence to wallow in romantic pessimism or warmed-over Stoicism.’
    • ‘‘As a nation we now live artistically largely on warmed-over dishes,’ the report claimed.’
    unoriginal, derivative, imitative, uninventive, copied, plagiarized, plagiaristic, second-hand, rehashed
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Pronunciation

warmed-over

/ˌwɔrmd ˈoʊvər/