get, have, etc. the sniffles
get the sniffles
To catch a cold, usually a minor one. My daughter seems to have gotten the sniffles from someone at daycare.
have the sniffles
To have a cold, usually a minor one. I have the sniffles, so I'm going to stay home and nap instead.
get, have, etc. the ˈsniffles(informal) get, have, etc. a slight cold: ‘Are you ill?’ ‘No, I’ve just got the sniffles.’
See also: sniffle