the dreaded lurgy

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the dreaded lurgy

  (British & Australian humorous)
an illness that is not serious but passes easily from person to person My throat is sore and my head hurts. I think I've caught the dreaded lurgy.
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I don't know about your office, but this one has been like lurgy central'
I am writing this column from the comfort of my home office (you may know it as the box room) while sniffling and a-shivering with absolutely no inquiries as to my well-being from my other half or even colleagues when I struggle to get into work with this lurgy.
In what were known as the 'sleepless years' we were so run down that at least one of us, if not all, succumbed to some form of lurgy just in time for the big day.
Lurgy from Germany has been named the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project.
WARWICKSHIRE'S Robert Curtis is hoping Doctor Who actor David Tennant keeps the sniffles and lurgy at bay over the winter.
Love Smoothies, the British premium fresh smoothie and functional food company, has embarked on a mission to help Britons fight the winter lurgy.
After shaking off the lurgy I headed south to Pisco, from there taking a boat to Ballestas Island, known as the poor man's Galapagos.
And if you're going to have a hug, make sure you're not giving them the dreaded lurgy as well
But despite the little lad's heroics the dreaded lurgy was always going to be a key player in this one.
I'VE BEEN struck down by the lurgy this week and I'm blaming the body attack instructor who taught the class even though she was loaded with the cold.
Have a flu jab Flu jabs should be the number one health priority for everyone over the age of 50, as the dreaded lurgy can cause complications such as pneumonia and dehydration as well as making certain health conditions worse in older people.
Alan King has suffered a terrible season with the lurgy in his yard, but it looks as though Barbury Castle has turned the corner and Big payday on the Charts for George's grey FROM PAGE ONE it remains to be seen if they will be spot on for the Festival.
FULL of cold and admitting he was high on Lemsips, Frightened Rabbits singer Scott Hutchison lead the Scottish outfit onto the stage - but soon shook off the lurgy.
And even with the risk of catching his throat lurgy and his less than pleasant aroma, there is is nothing quite as sweet as the request for 'snuggle time' from your boy.
They were all cheerful comedians in their way and referred to their ailment as the dreaded lurgy - then eventually they all died, and the light and laughter went out of our lives.