Words of the Week – under the weather

image: Ed Yourdon

Under the weather is a polite way of saying you are ill or sick. Businesspeople most often use the term to explain why they must miss a meeting or an entire day of work. For example, “Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend today’s briefing because I am under the weather.”

I was under the weather last week, down with the flu, and am so happy to be back to work this week!

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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