under the weather

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Somewhat ill or gloomy.

Etymology:

  • From under the weather bow; weather bow is a nautical term referring to the side of a ship exposed to bad weather.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'under the weather':

under the weatherExperiencing adversity.
under the weatherSomewhat intoxicated or suffering from a hangover.
Under the WeatherSlightly ill, not feeling well, low in spirits, not healthy, ill
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