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    under the weather.

    Hi teachers,

    A: How were you sick?
    B: I had a stomachache.
    A: Did it get any better?
    B: I'm still feeling under the weather.

    What does the underlined part exactly mean? Is it an idiom?

    Thanks.

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    Re: under the weather.

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    Hi teachers,

    A: How were you sick?
    B: I had a stomachache.
    A: Did it get any better?
    B: I'm still feeling under the weather.

    What does the underlined part exactly mean? Is it an idiom?

    Thanks.
    If you feel under the weather, you don't feel 100% healthy or well. It's probably nothing serious but you don't feel completely well.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: under the weather.

    Thanks Emsr. Is it an idiom?

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    Re: under the weather.

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    Thanks Emsr. Is it an idiom?
    Yes, it is an idiom.

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    Re: under the weather.

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    Here's a tip, kite:

    Click on Reference near the top of the page, then Idioms. You'll find 'under the weather' under U.
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