Dennis Oliver's Idioms: U
under the weather: ill; sick; unwell.
"Ted was feeling under the weather yesterday,
so he decided not to go to work."
until hell freezes over: forever.
"Chris can practice the piano until hell freezes
over, but he'll never play
well because he's tone-deaf."
Note: This expression is used to describe
something that will not
change, no matter how long or how often it's done.
until you're blue in the face: forever.
"You can talk until you're blue in the face,
but I won't change my mind."
Note: This expression is used in the same way
as "until hell freezes over."
update: make current; add information to show what has
"I need to update my résumé. It
doesn't show what I've done during the last year."
upside down: with the bottom part on top and the top part
"Put the glasses upside down in the dishwasher.
If you don't do that,
they'll fill with water and you'll have to dry them by hand."
used to (+ V): an action that was true in the past but is
not true now.
"Jane used to live in Austin, Texas. She lives
in San Francisco now."