Suddenly he started as if snake-bitten, sat up at his desk and reached for the telephone.
To the snake-bitten mare he gave outspoken sympathy, to me his silence.
"Don't say that," exclaimed the snake-bitten man, struggling to rise.
Your foot cannot be any worse than if you had been snake-bitten, surely, and you and I ought to have as much sense as the dog.
Helplessly incapacitated; ineffective: O'Neal seems particularly snake-bitten these days/ I suppose when you're snakebit you feel lousy. And I sure feel lousy (1940s+)