English Idiom – Under the weather
Meaning – To be feeling unwell. If you are under the weather you are feeling poorly or generally run-down (feeling bad because you are so tired). You may also be suffering from a hangover (feeling bad from the effects of drinking too much alcohol).
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When could you use this idiom?
- You are not feeling very well.
- Last night you drank too much – today you are feeling poorly.
- You have been working too much and are feeling run-down.
- “I’m not going to be able to hang out with you this weekend. I’m feeling a little under the weather at the moment and need a rest.”
In The News:
- Mayor De Blasio Cancels Monday Events After He ‘Woke Up Feeling Under The Weather,’ Says Press Secretary
- 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.