The meaning of under the weather
When someone is under the weather, it means that the person:
- is slightly ill.
- feels a little sick.
- doesn’t feel well.
Sometimes the person’s (body) defences are low and they feel tired or exhausted too. Under the weather can also refer to a person being intoxicated or even a little sad or depressed.
You can begin this English idiom with:
BE under the weather OR
FEEL under the weather.
- I feel a little under the weather so I don’t think I’ll go out tonight.
- He didn’t go to work today as he was a little under the weather.
- It is hard to get the job done when you are under the weather.
- Mary is a little under the weather. I hope she feels better soon.
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Have a great day!
– Rob W.