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English idioms used to Describe People - Sickness

Discover how English idioms like "under the weather" and "black and blue" relate to sickness in English.

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English idioms used to Describe People
under the weather
[phrase]
feeling unwell or slightly ill
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to be off one's food
[phrase]
to lose one's appetite due to being physically or mentally ill
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one's dogs are barking
[sentence]
used to say that one's feet are in pain
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green around the gills
[phrase]
(of a person) feeling or looking nauseated, pale, or sickly
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a frog in one's throat
[phrase]
difficulty in speaking, particularly due to one's throat being dry
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like death warmed over
[phrase]
extremely unwell or tired
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to puke one's guts out
[phrase]
to vomit intensively
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to toss one's cookies
[phrase]
to empty what is in one's stomach through one's mouth
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to ride the porcelain bus
[phrase]
to vomit or feel sick, particularly when someone is leaning over a toilet bowl
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to talk to Ralph on the big white telephone
[phrase]
to vomit a lot and in length
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bag of bones (and feathers)
[phrase]
a person who is very thin, often in an unhealthy way
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(as) thin as a yard of pump water
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very thin, often in an unattractive and unhealthy way
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(as) thin as a rake
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used to refer to someone who is extremely thin, often in an unhealthy way
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skin and bone
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used to refer to someone who is extremely thin, often in an unattractive and unhealthy way
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to spill one's guts (out)
[phrase]
to vomit in a very extensive way
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black and blue
[phrase]
covered with bruise marks on one's skin as a result of having had an accident or been hit by someone or something
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under the knife
[phrase]
used when someone is about to undergo a medical operation
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(as) sick as a dog
[phrase]
used to refer to someone who is extremely ill or unwell
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(as) weak as a kitten
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very weak or lacking in strength
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