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warm over

1. To make food hot again in order to serve or eat as a meal. A noun or pronoun can be used between "warm" and "over." We've got some leftovers that you could warm over if you're hungry. I'll just warm this soup over for my lunch.
2. To rehash or repurpose something old in a modern use. A noun or pronoun can be used between "warm" and "over." It's clear the writer never meant for the story to become a series, as the themes and conflicts in the second and third are very obviously warmed over from the first. That's the problem with these franchises that see annual releases—they just warm the story over for each subsequent film in order to make them in time, and as a result they turn out as bland and unoriginal as one would expect from such a practice.
3. To revisit or reintroduce a topic that had previously been settled, laid to rest, or past discussion. I don't know why you felt it necessary to warm that debate over again—we've decided on our next course of action, and we're going to stick to it! The president warmed over her opposition to any climate change legislation during the summit.
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warm something over

 
1. to reheat food to serve it as leftovers. I'll just warm the rest over for lunch tomorrow. Jane warmed over yesterday's turkey.
2. Fig. to bring up a matter that was thought to have been settled. (Fig. on {2}.) Please don't warm that business over again. It is settled and should remain that way. Don't warm over that matter. We have discussed it enough.
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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.
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warm over

v.
1. To reheat something, especially food: Let's warm over the soup from last night. I warmed the biscuits over for you.
2. To modify something old for reuse, especially out of laziness or lack of inspiration: You can't take your old novel, warm it over, and expect people to like it. The writers merely warmed over the plot of their first film for the sequel.
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warmed over

mod. not very original; rehashed. I am not interested in reading warmed-over news on a computer screen.
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