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 for under the weather
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Weather \Weath"er\, n. [OE. weder, AS. weder; akin to OS. wedar,
     OFries. weder, D. weder, we[^e]r, G. wetter, OHG. wetar,
     Icel. ve[eth]r, Dan. veir, Sw. v[aum]der wind, air, weather,
     and perhaps to OSlav. vedro fair weather; or perhaps to Lith.
     vetra storm, Russ. vieter', vietr', wind, and E. wind. Cf.
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     1. The state of the air or atmosphere with respect to heat or
        cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or
        cloudiness, or any other meteorological phenomena;
        meteorological condition of the atmosphere; as, warm
        weather; cold weather; wet weather; dry weather, etc.
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              Not amiss to cool a man's stomach this hot weather.
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              Fair weather cometh out of the north. --Job xxxvii.
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     2. Vicissitude of season; meteorological change; alternation
        of the state of the air. --Bacon.
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     3. Storm; tempest.
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              What gusts of weather from that gathering cloud
              My thoughts presage!                  --Dryden.
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     4. A light rain; a shower. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
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     Stress of weather, violent winds; force of tempests.
     To make fair weather, to flatter; to give flattering
        representations. [R.]
     To make good weather, or To make bad weather (Naut.), to
        endure a gale well or ill; -- said of a vessel. --Shak.
     Under the weather, ill; also, financially embarrassed.
        [Colloq. U. S.] --Bartlett.
     Weather box. Same as Weather house, below. --Thackeray.
     Weather breeder, a fine day which is supposed to presage
        foul weather.
     Weather bureau, a popular name for the signal service. See
        Signal service, under Signal, a. [U. S.]
     Weather cloth (Naut.), a long piece of canvas of tarpaulin
        used to preserve the hammocks from injury by the weather
        when stowed in the nettings.
     Weather door. (Mining) See Trapdoor, 2.
     Weather gall. Same as Water gall, 2. [Prov. Eng.]
     Weather house, a mechanical contrivance in the form of a
        house, which indicates changes in atmospheric conditions
        by the appearance or retirement of toy images.
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              Peace to the artist whose ingenious thought
              Devised the weather house, that useful toy!
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     Weather molding, or
     Weather moulding (Arch.), a canopy or cornice over a door
        or a window, to throw off the rain.
     Weather of a windmill sail, the obliquity of the sail, or
        the angle which it makes with its plane of revolution.
     Weather report, a daily report of meteorological
        observations, and of probable changes in the weather;
        esp., one published by government authority.
     Weather spy, a stargazer; one who foretells the weather.
        [R.] --Donne.
     Weather strip (Arch.), a strip of wood, rubber, or other
        material, applied to an outer door or window so as to
        cover the joint made by it with the sill, casings, or
        threshold, in order to exclude rain, snow, cold air, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  under the weather
      adj 1: somewhat ill or prone to illness; "my poor ailing
             grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look
             a little peaked"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is
             unwell and can't come to work" [syn: ailing,
             indisposed, peaked(p), poorly(p), sickly,
             unwell, under the weather, seedy]

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