On weekends, I usually make plans to meet my best friend for lunch or coffee. Afterward, we might do some window shopping, visit a gallery, or take a stroll around the lake. I would only cancel our plans if I had caught a cold and was feeling a little under the weather. Has a friend ever canceled a plan with you because they were feeling a little run down (tired or unwell)?
Watch the video below to check out more examples of how to use this common phrase.
Under the weather? Like, standing out in the rain? Not exactly! To be under the weather just means to be slightly sick or unwell. Let’s look at a few examples of how we could use this in context:
- I’ve been feeling a little under the weather lately.
- If you’re feeling under the weather, the best cure is a good night’s rest.
- Are you OK? You seem a little down.
- Yeah, I’m fine. I’ve just been a little under the weather lately, that’s all.
So there you have it. I sure hope you’re not feeling under the weather!
Now it’s your turn to try out today’s idiom! Read the questions below and leave a response in the comments section below.
- Have friends ever called to say they couldn’t meet you because they weren’t feeling well? What did they say?
- Did you ever take leave from work because you weren’t feeling well? What could you have said to your boss?
- When you were a child, did your parents ever allow you to stay home from school when you weren’t feeling well? What happened?
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