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Idioms

ill at ease

This page is about the idiom ill at ease

Meaning

If you're ill at ease, you feel tense or you can't relax in a situation.

For example

  • Liam always looks ill at ease when he's being interviewed on T.V.

  • I don't mean to make people feel ill at ease, but I seem to have that effect on some people.

Quick Quiz

Marcus says that he always feels ill at ease when he's

a. listening to the radio

b. playing with his cats

c. on a first date with a girl

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Contributor: Matt Errey