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

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.Not fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)
(Definition of be a shadow of your former self from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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