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I’m feeling under the weather – and other related phrases

Have you ever heard someone tell you they feel under the weather? It’s a phrase that means “to feel unwell.” You wouldn’t use this phrase if you are really unwell. For example, if you are sick in bed with the flu, you wouldn’t use this phrase. However, if you are well enough to go to work or school, then you are under the weather. Perhaps you have a cold, or you are a little bit hungover.

Here are a few other ways to say you’re unwell:

  • not too good
  • not so great
  • a bit rough
  • bloody awful
  • worse for wear

Speaking of weather, it is terrible weather here in Friesland. It’s rainy and cloudy. How is the weather where you are? Maybe it’s sunny and warm, or it’s freezing cold. Let us know in the comments. Use the picture to help you.

NSEA weather

Weather image source: https://www.slideshare.net/maestrobilingue/the-weather-vocabulary-11864931