English Idiom – Right as rain or As right as rain

Meaning – In good order or in good health. To be completely healthy or well again after an illness or some kind of shock.

The expression ‘under the weather‘ has the opposite meaning and can be used if you are feeling unwell or run-down.

Your sickbed is the bed that you are lying in when you are sick.

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When could you use this idiom?

  • You are feeling ‘alive’ again after a period in bed with the flu.
  • A colleague has been away from work with a serious illness, but they are back at work feeling healthy again.
  • Your pet dog is happily running around the house after a few days feeling sick and depressed.
  • “The last few weeks have been awful because our whole family came down with the flu. Thankfully we are all now as right as rain!”
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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.