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English definition of “be a shadow of your former self”

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be a shadow of your former self

to have less health or strength, or less influence, than you did before: He came home from hospital cured of the disease but a shadow of his former self.
Translations of “be a shadow of your former self”
in Chinese (Traditional) (健康、力量或影響)不如從前…
in Chinese (Simplified) (健康、力量或影响)不如从前…
(Definition of be a shadow of your former self from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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