warmed-over


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warmed-over

Unoriginal, reused, or derivative. An allusion to reheated leftover food. The film is just a warmed-over reimagining of the 1980s classic, but without any of the charm or style that made it so fresh and appealing years ago. I realized that the comedian had been using the same warmed-over jokes from the last time I saw him perform.
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warmed over

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.
See also: over, warm
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

warmed over

mod. not very original; rehashed. I am not interested in reading warmed-over news on a computer screen.
See also: over, warm
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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