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Meaning of "a shadow of your former self" - American English Dictionary

a shadow of your former self

(also a shadow of its former self)
someone or something that is not as strong, powerful, or useful as it once was: Since her accident, she’s become a shadow of her former self.
(Definition of a shadow of your former self from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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