Steven looked green around the gills when he came home from school. His mom also noticed the he didn’t have appetite for breakfast that day.
Mom: Hey honey! How are you feeling right now? You look kind of green around the gills.
Steven: I feel like I’m going to be sick, mom. My jaw hurts and I find it painful to chew or swallow.
Mom: Come here. Let me check your temperature.
Steven: Mom, can I just go upstairs and climb into bed after you check my temperature?
Mom: Sure sweetie. I’ll cook something for you in the kitchen while you nap. What do you want?
Steven: I’m not really hungry, mom.
Mom: Okay. I’ll just make an egg drop soup to warm your tummy. I need you to eat so you will be in the best of health again.
- Green around the gills
- Climb into bed
- Best of health
|Green around the gills||To look sick
The flu made her look green around the gills.
|Upstairs||The upper or higher floor of a house or a building
His bedroom is located upstairs.
|Climb into bed||To get or hop into bed
She climbed into bed late after having a movie marathon.
|In the best of health||In a healthy condition
She was still in the best of health last year, but she suddenly fell ill this year.