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.
See also: death, like, look

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.