IDIOM – To Be Under The Weather – One Minute Video Series

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Welcome to Topup Learning, a complete online English school. A global online learning platform focus on English language, business, and bite-sized professional programs. Today we are going to learn about the IDIOM “to be under the weather in our one minute English lesson series.

Video Transcript

Hello, welcome to TopUp Learning and welcome to your one minute lesson.  Today, as the weather has been a little bit crazy, I thought we’d look at some idioms using the weather.  What does “to be under the weather mean”? 

It means to feel unwell and to feel ill.  So, “do you want to come to the cinema tonight?” “No, sorry, I feel a bit under the weather so I’m going to bed early”.  “It never rains but it pours”, what does this mean?

Well, it means when more than one bad thing happens at the same time.  So for example “I can’t believe I lost my bag and got fired on the same day, it never rains but it pours”. 

And finally, “Every cloud has a silver lining”.  It means something good can always come off a bad situation, for example, “I’m upset I lost my phone but it’s a good excuse for me to buy a newer model, every cloud has a silver lining.” 

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