look like death

look like death

Also, look or feel like death warmed over . Look or feel very ill or exhausted. For example, After two nights without sleep, Bill looked like death warmed over, or This cold makes me feel like death. [Colloquial; 1930s]
See also: death, like, look
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Her mother that morning helped with her makeup, streaking silver and brown eye shadow across her eyelids to make her look like death.