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Sickness Vocabulary

Added by Tomasz H. 10 February 2015 in category: English, Lexicon

Catch a cold & Pick up a cold

Get a cold

I caught a cold from my mother.

I don't feel very well this week, I think I have picked up a cold.

At death's door

Dying or very ill

He literally was at death's door when a liver became available for transplant.


Like death warmed up

When you look sick or very tired

Why have you come to work today, you look like death warmed up.


Get over

We recover and regain our health.

I can't seem to get over this cold. I've had it for nearly 2 weeks now.


Under the weather

When you are not feeling well.

I'm feeling under the weather today.


Sick as dog

Feeling very sick.

I was sick as a dog all weekend.


Come down with a cold

When we become sick

He won't be joining us today because he's come down with a cold.


On medication

When we have to take medicine for a medical problem.

I have been on medication for my flu for a few weeks.

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