Meaning of “a shadow of your former self” in the English Dictionary

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"a shadow of your former self" in American English

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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)