under the weather


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under the weather

 
1. ill. I feel sort of under the weather today. Whatever I ate for lunch is making me feel a bit under the weather.
2. intoxicated. Daddy's had a few beers and is under the weather again. Wally's just a tad under the weather.
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under the weather

not healthy It's hard to keep working when you're under the weather.
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under the weather

Ailing, ill; also, suffering from a hangover. For example, She said she was under the weather and couldn't make it to the meeting. This expression presumably alludes to the influence of the weather on one's health. [Early 1800s] The same term is sometimes used as a euphemism for being drunk, as in After four drinks, Ellen was a bit under the weather.
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under the weather

1. mod. ill. Whatever I ate for lunch is making me feel a bit under the weather.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Willy’s just a tad under the weather.
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under the weather

1. Somewhat indisposed; slightly ill.
2. Slang
a. Intoxicated; drunk.
b. Suffering from a hangover.
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