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:

Hiroko 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