like a chicken with the pip

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like a chicken with the pip

In low spirits; in a weak or sickened state or manner. Poor little Johnny's been feeling like a chicken with the pip lately. I think he must have picked up a bug at school.
See also: chicken, like, pip
References in classic literature ?
Here a man got up feebly out of the ditch and rubbed his pate and fell in like a chicken with the pip going for its dinner.