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under the weather

1. Mildly ill. Yeah, I was under the weather last week, but I'm feeling much better now.
2. Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really under the weather!
3. Suffering from a hangover. We were out celebrating Valerie's birthday last night—that's why we're all under the weather today.
See also: weather
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: weather
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: weather
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

under the weather

COMMON If you are under the weather, you are feeling ill. I'd been feeling a bit under the weather for a couple of weeks. She was suffering from stress and generally under the weather.
See also: weather
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

under the weather

1 slightly unwell. 2 in low spirits. informal
See also: weather
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

under the ˈweather

(informal) slightly ill, sick or depressed; not as well/cheerful as usual: She was off work for two weeks and she still seems a bit under the weather.
See also: weather
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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.
See also: weather
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

under the weather

1. Somewhat indisposed; slightly ill.
2. Slang
a. Intoxicated; drunk.
b. Suffering from a hangover.
See also: weather
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

under the weather

Unwell, out of sorts. This phrase is thought to allude to being under the influence of weather that causes one to feel ill. Oddly enough, several early appearances in print deny that it means genuinely ill, the sense in which it is generally used today. Thus, William Dunlap wrote (The Memoirs of a Water Drinker, 1836), “He seems a little under the weather, somehow; and yet he’s not sick.”
See also: weather
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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