Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Warmed up; reheated.
  • adjective Not new, fresh, or spontaneous; stale.

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  • adjective of cooked food reheated
  • adjective by extension clichéd, overused or stale

Etymologies

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From warmed + over.

Examples

  • He never talked much about his work as a real estate developer; he had no hobbies that I knew of; and when he came home, my mother greeted him with warmed-over argument.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • Flapjacks and bacon and warmed-over beans constituted his supper.

    All Gold Cañon

  • I don't much care for the warmed-over score that Jerry Herman contributed to "La Cage," but at least Mr. Herman made a good-faith effort to write musical numbers that reflect and amplify the show's underlying emotional current.

    Choking on Sequins

  • He never talked much about his work as a real estate developer; he had no hobbies that I knew of; and when he came home, my mother greeted him with warmed-over argument.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • The slur reveals his warmed-over Clintonite views, and his unwillingness to consider other viewpoints.

    Think Progress » Palin says she’s fine with Limbaugh’s use of the ‘r-word.’

  • One difference, then, is while Chopra relied on fashionable, irrational New Age gobbledygook, Pullman apparently draws upon creaky, warmed-over early nineteenth-century German Protestant theories that have been long abandoned by the vast majority (if not all) Scripture scholars.

    Anti-Catholicism

  • One difference, then, is while Chopra relied on fashionable, irrational New Age gobbledygook, Pullman apparently draws upon creaky, warmed-over early nineteenth-century German Protestant theories that have been long abandoned by the vast majority (if not all) Scripture scholars.

    Scripture

  • Greece needs pro-growth economic reform, not another helping of warmed-over Keynesianism.

    Bad Brussels Buffet

  • One difference, then, is while Chopra relied on fashionable, irrational New Age gobbledygook, Pullman apparently draws upon creaky, warmed-over early nineteenth-century German Protestant theories that have been long abandoned by the vast majority (if not all) Scripture scholars.

    Fiction

  • And rather than concern myself with the soggy sleep-ins and warmed-over anarchism of Occupy Wall Street, I'm sending some money to Somalia, because despite the fact that the Somalians are dirt poor, they have their priorities right.

    Here Are Some Thoughts I Had For America! This Week In Pundit Pontifications

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