under the weather
to feel under the weather
- to be ill or feel ill
- drunk or intoxicated
- having hangover
- feeling sick
- I did not go to work today, as I was feeling a bit under the weather.
- Sheena was feeling a bit under the weather, so she decided not to go to the movie with her friends.
- I have my final exam today, but I am feeling under the weather. I don’t know how I will fare.
- After the rigours of trekking in the mountains, he was feeling under the weather the next day.
- She has just returned from her vacation, but is feeling under the weather and has a sore throat and running nose.
- We had a heavy lunch today, and now I am feeling a bit under the weather.
- Though he was under the weather, the star player decided to take some medications and play the match as it was an important one for his team.
- He wanted to hang out with his friends for a bit, but since he was under the weather, he went home.
- I was with friends last night in a party and now I am under the weather.
The origin of this phrase can be traced to maritime sources. In old days, when a sailor was not feeling, he would be sent below deck to recover, so that he could be away from the weather.