warmed-over

warmed-over
.warmed-'over
adj [usually before noun] AmE
1.) warmed-over food has been cooked before and then heated again for eating
→↑reheat
2.) warmed-over ideas or arguments have been used before and are not interesting or useful any more
look/feel like death warmed up/over atdeath

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  • warmed-over — ☆ warmed over [wôrmd′ō′vər ] adj. 1. reheated [warmed over hash] 2. presented again, without freshness or significant change [warmed over ideas] …   English World dictionary

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  • warmed-over — warmed′ o′ver adj. 1) (of cooked foods) reheated: warmed over stew[/ex] 2) reworked or repeated without enthusiasm or introduction of new ideas; stale: a warmed over version of an old plot[/ex] • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • warmed over — warmed on a stove, reheated    For supper we had warmed over waffles. They tasted okay …   English idioms

  • warmed-over — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: warmed (past participle of warm) (II) + over 1. : reheated warmed over cabbage 2. : introduced or examined again without new life or interest : not fresh …   Useful english dictionary

  • warmed over — adjective AmE 1 food that is warmed over has been cooked before and then heated again for eating 2 an idea or argument that is warmed over has been used before and is not interesting or useful any more see also: like death warmed up/over death… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • warmed-over — adjective Date: 1887 1. not fresh or new ; stale < warmed over ideas > 2. heated again < warmed over beans > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • warmed-over — /wawrmd oh veuhr/, adj. 1. (of cooked foods) heated again: warmed over stew. 2. reworked or repeated without enthusiasm or introduction of new ideas; stale: a warmed over version of an old show. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • warmed over — mod. not very original; rehashed. □ I am not interested in reading warmed over news on a computer screen. □ The lecture sounded sort of warmed over, but it wasn’t too dull …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • warmed-over — UK [ˌwɔː(r)md ˈəʊvə(r)] / US [ˌwɔrmd ˈoʊvər] adjective American 1) warmed over ideas or arguments are not new or original 2) warmed up for eating …   English dictionary

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