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Re: Heavy Weather

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on August 19, 2005

In Reply to: Heavy Weather posted by Hannah Baker on August 19, 2005

: Heavy Weather (or "making heavy weather") and "From hunger."
"Heavy weather", in sailor's language, is difficult weather to sail in; weather that creates adverse winds and big waves against which a boat must struggle to make progress. If you "make heavy weather" of a task, you are struggling with it like a boat in bad weather.
"From hunger" means "because of hunger", as in "die of hunger". (VSD)