not feel (oneself)

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not feel (oneself)

To not feel physically or mentally well; to not feel as one normally should. I'm sorry for getting upset at you earlier. I just don't feel myself today. I know Mary hasn't felt herself ever since her cousin died.
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not feeling oneself

 and not feel like oneself
Fig. to feel upset, troubled, or disturbed in some way. I'm sorry I said what I said. I'm not feeling myself today.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

not feel yourˈself

not feel as healthy, happy, etc. as you usually feel: I don’t feel myself this morning; I think I’ll stay at home.
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They tend to hide when they don't feel themselves, act out of character or become quite grumpy with members of the family, but all of these signs could also be displayed by a perfectly healthy cat and that is what makes it difficult to know when they are suffering.
He added: "A large part of Kurds and Muslims in this country don't feel themselves as part of the Turkish concept.
Pakistanis while roaming in the streets of Istanbul and going through the bazaars of Ankara don't feel themselves as strangers," he remarked while paying vote of thanks to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for addressing the joint sitting of the both Houses of the Parliament here.
Geiko Muller-Fahrenholz, the convocation's co-ordinator, said he hoped representatives of other faiths would, be involved in the drawing up of a "declaration on just peace" to be adopted by the convocation, "so they don't feel themselves merely visitors."
But a university which is just starting, which will be very centred on research, which is using three languages and which is located in a country where foreigners don't feel themselves foreign because 39% of the people living in Luxembourg are foreigners already--this gives it a very special character and, I hope, makes it attractive to foreign students," Dr Tarrach said.
"The current government wants to celebrate 'liberation' [from Nazism] on May 8, but many Germans don't feel themselves liberated by the Allies.
Perhaps the only characters who don't feel themselves bobbing about are the convenience-store owners, Nazeer and Pakeesa (Ajay Naidu and Samia Shoaib)--Pakistani by birth, and incapable of figuring out what's wrong with these Americans.
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