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    idiom - bad condition

    Hi guys,

    Could you please give me some idioms to mean I not in good condition right now. Thanks a lot!

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    #2

    Re: idiom - bad condition

    blouen, do you mean your body (your physique) is "out of shape" or that you are not feeling well at the moment?

    Ex: I'm really out of shape - I can't even go up a flight of stairs without breathing hard.

    [not a teacher]

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    #3

    Re: idiom - bad condition

    How about the emotional category?

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    Re: idiom - bad condition

    hi,

    Here is your answer:

    1.feel blue.


    2. sick as a dog

    3. to be in a bad mood


    4. down in the dumps

    5. heavy heart



    I hope it helps,



    Madox

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    Smile Re: idiom - bad condition

    (to be) on edge
    - nervous; irritable

    EXAMPLE
    1: Whenever Susan feels on edge, she takes several deep
    breaths and starts to feel more relaxed.

    EXAMPLE
    2: Ever since his car accident, Neil has felt on edge.
    Antonyms:
    (to be) in good spirits
    - happy; in a good mood

    EXAMPLE
    1: After she won the tennis tournament, Elizabeth was in good
    spirits.

    EXAMPLE
    2: Sam was in good spirits after receiving his Christmas bonus.



    I.A


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    #6

    Re: idiom - bad condition

    Thanks a lot guys! IŽll make use of those!

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    Re: idiom - bad condition

    Also 'I'm not at my best', 'not entirely gruntled' (this one's jocular, as "disgruntled" doesn't have the obvious opposite) or - for physique, and again quite jocular) 'not firing on all four [cylinders]'.

    b

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    Re: idiom - bad condition

    PS
    Or just 'I'm feeling low', or 'I'm feeling a bit fragile'.

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    #9

    Re: idiom - bad condition

    I feel like I've been rode hard and put away wet.

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