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run a temperature

To have an abnormally high body temperature (a fever), which is indicative of or caused by illness. Dan: "How's Pete feeling?" Marshall: "Well, he ran a temperature last night, but he seemed a lot better this morning after some rest." I think I've started running a temperature. Maybe I should go lie down.
See also: run, temperature

room-temperature IQ

slang The IQ possessed by an inept computer user. Room temperature is 70 degrees in Fahrenheit and 21 degrees in Celsius—two numbers significantly lower than the average IQ (which is around 100). I know this design change makes sense to us, but will someone with a room-temperature IQ be able to navigate it?

run a fever

To be sick with a fever. After my toddler was lethargic all day, I begin to worry that she was running a fever.
See also: fever, run

run a fever and run a temperature

to have a body temperature higher than normal; to have a fever. I ran a fever when I had the flu. The baby is running a temperature and is grouchy.
See also: and, fever, run, temperature

take someone's temperature

to measure a person's body temperature with a thermometer. I took my temperature and I found that I am running a fever. The nurse took my temperature and said I was okay.
See also: take, temperature

run a fever

Also, run a temperature. Suffer from a body temperature higher than normal, as in She was running a fever so I kept her home from school. These idioms use run in the sense of "cause to move," in this case upward. [Early 1900s]
See also: fever, run

have/run a ˈtemperature

have a higher body temperature than normal: She’s got a terrible headache and she’s running a temperature.
See also: have, run, temperature

raise/lower the ˈtemperature

(informal) increase/decrease the amount of excitement, emotion, etc. in a situation: His angry refusal raised the temperature of the meeting.The government tried to lower the political temperature by agreeing to some of the demands.
See also: lower, raise, temperature

take somebody’s ˈtemperature

measure the heat of somebody’s body, using a thermometer: The nurse took my temperature; it was 38°.
See also: take, temperature
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