Meaning of warmed-up in English:



  • 1(of food or drink) reheated.

    ‘a warmed-up airline meal’
    • ‘The morning meal may consist of warmed-up leftovers from the previous evening's meal or food purchased from roadside vendors.’
    • ‘Beth enters the kitchen, feeling the blast of warmth from the oven as Clark Durand pulls out a platter of warmed-up Chinese takeout.’
    • ‘Snickers, Doritos, Little Debbie Snack Cakes: this was the expected bill of fare - or maybe warmed-up corn dogs if the owner fancied himself a master of haute cuisine.’
    • ‘There were multiple articles about a year ago about the terrors of feeding kids warmed-up food rather than cooking it from raw ingredients on-site.’
    • ‘This meal compares best with warmed-over hot dogs on day-old buns!’
    • ‘I relished the opportunity to cook whatever I wanted when I chose, instead of having to take a warmed-over plate of fried rice back at the boardinghouse before the kitchen closed.’
    • ‘While the meal is still tasty, it's just not as good warmed-over.’
    • ‘Would my partner and I be freed from the tyranny of having to rise early to provide a nutritious packed lunch for our daughter rather than subject her to the warmed-over God-knows-what at school?’
    • ‘They're operating high-volume barbecue and bar joints, peddling warmed-over (albeit tasty) versions of their mother's meatball recipes.’
    • ‘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) not new or original.

    ‘the memorandum is a mishmash of outmoded economic ideas and warmed-up ideals from before the war’
    ‘warmed-over policies from the 1990s’
    • ‘Some of the pressroom chatter noted that it looked like some warmed-up gossip from those investor relations conferences.’
    • ‘Yet the book also includes pieces that repeat time-worn ideas which are little more than warmed-up versions of James E. Edmonds' comments in the British official history.’
    • ‘And you thought I was just some bitter provincial pseudo-intellectual getting by on warmed-up Kingsley Amis with the odd dash of second-hand Foucault.’
    • ‘The new startups seem to acknowledge both bandwidth scarcity and the primacy of enhancing the phone as a communications tool, not a vehicle for warmed-up content.’
    • ‘These are voices of an authentic, engaged contemporary feminism that, in my reading, offers a far more complex understanding of gender and power than a condescending, warmed-up Victorian petticoat paternalism.’
    • ‘There is also the prospect of Barclays receiving an offer, with rumours - seemingly based on warmed-up circulars, but who can tell?’
    • ‘"Let's hope that if a new proposal is presented, it is truly new rather than a warmed-up version of the last proposal," said Alex Bligh.’
    • ‘The Forbes piece railed at "unknown authors [who] shamelessly exploit famous figures to peddle warmed-over management advice."’
    • ‘They all pretty much regurgitate the same warmed-over talking points.’
    • ‘All you've got for me is warmed-over rumor and Beltway gossip!’
    unoriginal, derivative, imitative, uninventive, copied, plagiarized, plagiaristic, second-hand, rehashed
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