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warmer-upper

[wawr-mer-uhp-er] /ˈwɔr mərˈʌp ər/
noun, Informal.
1.
something that provides one with invigorating warmth:
Hot soup is a good warmer-upper after skiing.
2.
something that serves to warm up an audience or group of participants before a main event:
Radio stations played martial music as a warmer-upper before the prime minister's speech.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; warm up + -er1, applied pleonastically to both v. and particle
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Slang definitions & phrases for warmer upper

warmed over

adjective phrase

Derivative and only slightly changed; revived unimaginatively: The president, he wrote, had ''offered the poor the Protestant Ethic warmed over''/ out of the mouths of bunnies and gulls, some warmed-over Gibran (1970+)

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look like death warmed over


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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