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dew



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:14 am    Post subject: common idioms re: health Reply with quote

What are some common idioms that we use in Canada/U.S.A that have to do with health. Example, "I'm feeling under the weather today." Also, what is a phrase used for feeling depressed other than 'feeling down or feeling blue'?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:39 pm    Post subject: Re: common idioms re: health Reply with quote

dew wrote:
What are some common idioms that we use in Canada/U.S.A that have to do with health.
Feeling healthy: right as rain; in the pink
Feeling sick: green around the gills
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Also, what is a phrase used for feeling depressed other than 'feeling down or feeling blue'?
down in the dumps; out of sorts
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: common idioms re: health Reply with quote

dew wrote:
What are some common idioms that we use in Canada/U.S.A that have to do with health. Example, "I'm feeling under the weather today." Also, what is a phrase used for feeling depressed other than 'feeling down or feeling blue'?


1) Sick as a dog
2) "Bummed out", but this is pretty informal ;o)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:23 am    Post subject: other idoms and similies Reply with quote

Don't forget:

"You look like death warmed over. " Informal, generally only said to a friend or close collegue. Generally said with a concerned tone of voice.

"Look what the cat drug in." Very informal, said only to close friend or family. Implies that the person addressed looks like a dead animal brought in by the family pet cat. Often used to describe someone who is suffering from self-inflicted illness, ie. a hangover.



You can also be "hit hard" by a virus (really sick), "freaked out" by recent events (shocked, worried and saddened), and "spinning your wheels" on a current project (getting nowhere).
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