catch\ one's\ death\ of

• catch one's death of
• take one's death of
v. phr. informal
To become very ill with (a cold, pneumonia, flu).

Johnny fell in the icy water and almost took his death of cold.

Sometimes used in the short form "catch your death."

"Johnny! Come right in here and put your coat and hat on. You'll catch your death!"


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • catch one's death — see under ↑death • • • Main Entry: ↑catch * * * I catch one s death (of cold) see death II catch one s death (of cold) …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch one's death — ► catch one s death (of cold) informal catch a severe cold. Main Entry: ↑death …   English terms dictionary

  • catch one's death of — or[take one s death of] {v. phr.}, {informal} To become very ill with (a cold, pneumonia, flu). * /Johnny fell in the icy water and almost took his death of cold./ Sometimes used in the short form catch your death. * / Johnny! Come right in here… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • catch one's death — contract a severe cold or illness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • catch one's death (of cold) — informal catch a severe cold. → death …   English new terms dictionary

  • catch one's death of cold — ► catch one s death (of cold) informal catch a severe cold. Main Entry: ↑death …   English terms dictionary

  • catch one's death (of cold) —   Get a (severe) chill …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • take\ one's\ death\ of — • catch one s death of • take one s death of v. phr. informal To become very ill with (a cold, pneumonia, flu). Johnny fell in the icy water and almost took his death of cold. Sometimes used in the short form catch your death. Johnny! Come right… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take one's death of — See: CATCH ONE S DEATH OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • death — ► NOUN 1) the action or fact of dying. 2) an instance of a person or an animal dying. 3) the state of being dead. 4) the end of something. ● at death s door Cf. ↑at death s door ● …   English terms dictionary

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