look like death

look like death

To look extremely ill, exhausted, or worn out. Wow, how much did you have to drink last night? You look like death! He looked like death after running that race.
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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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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