- Idiom – As sick as a parrot
- Meaning – Very disappointed. This expression means that you are disappointed or unhappy about something that has happened.
- As sick as a parrot is a British idiom. This humorous idiom is believed to have originated – and become popular – through its use within the British sporting world. A sportsperson (or team) who has suffered a particularly crushing or surprising defeat would be labelled as sick as a parrot.
When could you use this idiom?
- You are very disappointed that your football team lost a game that they were expected to win.
- If you are feeling bad because you failed an important test.
- When you lost a tennis match because of a series of bad luck and silly mistakes.
- You are feeling depressed because you accidentally deleted all of your holiday photos!
- “That footy player must be as sick as a parrot after missing that important last minute penalty!”
- Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?
An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally. An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.