Idiom of the Week: Under the Weather


Meaning: To be sick.


I’m feeling under the weather today, so I’m not going to work.

She looked like she was under the weather: she had big bags under her eyes and she was moving really slowly.

A lot of my students looked like they were feeling under the weather this morning.

Pop Quiz:

How should you respond if someone says “I’m feeling under the weather“?

A.  “That’s too bad.”

B.  “Congratulations!”

C.  “That’s interesting.”

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is A. If someone says they’re feeling under the weather, that means they feel sick, so you should show some sympathy.





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