be a shadow of your former self Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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

"be a shadow of your former self" in British English

See all translations

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.
(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…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ray

a narrow beam of light, heat, etc. travelling in a straight line from its place of origin

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More