get up a thirst

get up a thirst

To become thirsty, typically due to strenuous activity. You must have gotten up a thirst working out in the garden in this heat!
See also: get, thirst, up

get up a thirst

 and work up a thirst
Fig. to do something that will make one thirsty. (Fixed order.) Jogging makes me work up a thirst. Doing this kind of work always gets up a thirst with me.
See also: get, thirst, up