feel under the weather

feel under the weather

Meaning:

  • to be ill or feel ill
  • not well
  • not feeling well
  • feeling sick

Example:

  1. I did not go to work today, as I was feeling a bit under the weather.
  2. Sheena was feeling a bit under the weather, so she decided not to go to the movie with her friends.
  3. I have my final exam today, but I am feeling under the weather. I don’t know how I will fare.
  4. After the rigours of trekking in the mountains, he was feeling under the weather the next day.
  5. She has just returned from her vacation, but is feeling under the weather and has a sore throat and running nose.
  6. We had a heavy lunch today, and now I am feeling a bit under the weather.
  7. Though he was feeling under the weather, the star player decided to take some medications and play the match as it was an important one for his team.
  8. He wanted to hang out with his friends for a bit, but since he was feeling under the weather, he went home.

Origin:
The origin of this phrase can be traced to maritime sources. In old days, when a sailor was not feeling, he would be sent below deck to recover, so that he could be away from the weather.

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