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

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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 ​hospitalcured of the ​disease but a shadow of his ​formerself.
(Definition of be a shadow of your former self from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be a shadow of your former self”
in Chinese (Simplified) (健康、力量或影响)不如从前…
in Chinese (Traditional) (健康、力量或影響)不如從前…
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