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Is an Umbrella word for Ill. It could mean any illness. Used in England and maybe other uk countries.
*Ben and Tom at school*

Ben: Where's Matthew?
Tom: He's off poorly
by Clive Warren March 05, 2009
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A method of guessing on a multiple choice test that involves looking at the position of the second hand. If the hand is between 12 and 3 the guess is A. If the hand is between 3 and 6 the guess is B. Between 6 and 9 guess C. Between 9 and 12 guess D.
I passed my test! Thanks to the Clock Method
by ET4444 November 12, 2007
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'Poorly' is the sugar-coated way of saying you feel like shit!
Jack: Oh I sure feel 'poorly' today.
Joe: Yes.
by Mik Q July 10, 2008
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ill, brilliant, wicked, sick, best meaning something that is better than other things of the same type.
pj: "i've got some sick new garms"
Pete: "any exclusives"
pj: "yeah i've got some bubbles that are proper poorly!"
by big pizzete September 12, 2007
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