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    be off one’s feed

    Dear teachers,

    Would you help to me to make the proper choice of the meaning of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    ..he confined to Bee that the dear old Squire seemed “off his feed”; he did not think it was any good worrying him at present.

    be off one’s feed = have no appetite

    “Aren’t you playing tonight, Frank?” Harry said. “You must be off your feed.” (J. Jones, “Some Came Running”)

    “You haven’t been here much.” “Didn’t feel no welcome here,” said Mack. I guess I’ve been off my feed. I’ll try to do better. (J. Steinbeck, “Sweet Thursday” )

    be off one’s feed = be in poor health, be out of sorts, be down in the mouth, be under the weather

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    V

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    Re: be off one’s feed

    be off one’s feed = have no appetite because you are in poor health, out of sorts, under the weather

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