To look totally exhausted or ill.
"I look like death warmed up and what I feel is nobody's business."
Death and the Dancing Footman (1942) by Ngaio Marsh.
Ngaio Marsh, a contemporary of Agatha Christie, and Dorothy L. Sayers, wrote 32 classic English detective stories over a 50-year-span from 1932-1982. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, her first name is a Maori word, meaning "Reflections on the water."
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