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English Idiom of the Day – Under the Weather

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 09:03 AM
posted by Jo

Under the Weather

If you are 'under the weather' it means you are sick or unwell.

Example: 'I think I will stay home from work today, I am feeling a bit under the weather'

'You should go to the Doctor, you look under the weather'

Did you know...? This idiom originated in the British Navy. When a sailor became sick, he was kept under the deck or 'under the weather' so he could get well.

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