Definition of warmed-over in English:

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(or British warmed-up //)


1(Of food or drink) reheated: warmed-over chicken and pasta
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  • Too many bread wheels arrive with that stiff-bottomed, warmed-over quality.
  • I look forward to seeing him tell these outside contractors to stop serving warmed-over mechanically recovered chicken's doings and start slashing their profit margins so they can serve decent food.
  • So much for pasta and the texture that makes it perfect; sadly, pizza too often resembles a mess of cheese and warmed-over cold meats toasted by an undergraduate under an oven grill.
2(Of an idea or product) secondhand; stale: a heap of warmed-over action film clichés
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  • He covers a lot of ground: Native Americans, the boy from the log cabin, the windy city, the great fire of Chicago-all without a warmed-over blues riff or second-hand idea.
  • But too many proffer vague impressions, clichéd memories, breathless interpretations and warmed-over anecdotes.
  • Everything should be free, another warmed-over hippie fantasy, though you have gone into more detail.

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Syllabification: warmed-o·ver

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