a shadow of oneself meaning

  • [American slang]
    Fig. someone or something that is not as strong, healthy, full, or lively as before. (Typically: be ~; become ~.)
      The sick man was a shadow of his former self.
      The abandoned mansion was merely a shadow of its old self.

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