617 – Idioms With UNDER

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Did you know that you can be under the weather, under the gun, under fire or under pressure? And something can also be under wraps or just water under the bridge. Let’s study together.

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  • Little Bobby seems to be under the weather today so I think I’m going to keep him home from school.
  • I’m feeling a little under the weather today so I think I’m going to leave work early.
  • The sales people in that company are always under pressure from the bosses. I wouldn’t want to have that kind of job.
  • It’s almost the end of the semester, so a lot of students are under pressure to finish their term papers and complete their assignments.
  • Tommy has been under the gun from his publishing company to finish his new book.
  • The sales team is under the gun because the end of the fiscal year is just five weeks away.
  • Nobody knows grandma’s true age because she keeps that tightly under wraps.
  • I’ve heard that our company is going to be bought by another company, but the details are under wraps.
  • The president has been under fire because of his plans to raise the sales tax again.
  • A famous actor was recently under fire for slapping another entertainer during a live television broadcast.
  • Danny and his wife get along well these days and it seems that all of the problems that they had when they first got married are just water under the bridge.
  • Why do you keep talking about the stupid things that we did in high school. Isn’t that all water under the bridge already?

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