prepositional phrases with UNDER list
Learn some prepositional phrases with the preposition ‘under’.
under a cloud
meaning – have a damaged reputation
example – She was forced to leave under a cloud.
under lock and key
meaning – safely locked away
example – My secret recipe is hidden under lock and key, I’ll take it to my grave.
under one’s belt
meaning – experienced/acquired/achieved/accomplished
example – I’ve got 25 years experience in medicine under my belt.
under one’s nose
meaning – directly in front of you
example – The thief stole the jumper from right under the security guard’s nose.
under the table
meaning – in secret as it’s usually illegal
example – I gave the interviewer some money under the table. Hopefully, I get the job.
under the thumb
meaning – under the complete control of another person
example – My boss is completely under my thumb. if I ask for a pay rise, I’ll get one.
under the weather
meaning – feel unwell
example – I felt under the weather yesterday, so I had an early night.