down with something

down with something

1. mod. comfortable with something; comfortable. (Usually with get.) Let’s get down with some good music.
2. mod. ill with something; sick in bed with something. I was down with the flu for two weeks.
See also: down
References in classic literature ?
I always heard he was a most excellent man; and you know, my dear, we are not to suppose but what, if you had had a suitable fortune, he would have come down with something more, for I am sure he must be a most liberal-minded man.
Prince Otto looked down with something of a grim smile at the bright, square labyrinths of the lamp-lit city below him.
I'm reaching out to expats who have come to the UAE in search of a better life but have been struck down with something I like to call MIES (Massively inflated Ego Syndrome) without even knowing it.
He came down with something maybe and it certainly affected him, some sort of sickness.
Eventually - inevitably - the atmosphere in Clipperland would grow so unhealthy, it's a wonder all the players didn't come down with something similar to San Joaquin Valley Fever.
We have a bit of a problem with some of our horses and I thought he was going down with something," said Michael O'Brien.
Ethel Gueret sang Constance despite an announced indisposition, and Normand Richard was also down with something and could barely make himself heard as the Marquis de La Force.
Wash it all down with something from the fine Latin American wine cellar.
Even so, Cold-fx is the only remedy we found with any evidence that it might improve your chances of getting through the cold and flu season without coming down with something.
It's important that communities are protected against illnesses so when one person who isn't immunised goes down with something, it won't spread to more people.
But it was nice the other Sunday when I tucked into a fish dish with a hint of spice to be able to wash it down with something slightly sweet, but with the acidity needed to make it work.
I've had to stay overnight in hospital when they thought I was coming down with something because my immune system is down.
Robert Walton saw the little girl looking "worn out, and ill, as if she was coming down with something.
So many times I've come down with something after having a period of poor sleep.
Apparently viewers will see the moment she complained of feeling unwell as she lay down on a row of chairs saying: "I am definitely coming down with something.