the dreaded lurgy

the dreaded lurgy

  (British & Australian humorous)
an illness that is not serious but passes easily from person to person My throat is sore and my head hurts. I think I've caught the dreaded lurgy.
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Have a flu jab Flu jabs should be the number one health priority for everyone over the age of 50, as the dreaded lurgy can cause complications such as pneumonia and dehydration as well as making certain health conditions worse in older people.
Hull had been ravaged by a virulent sickness bug over the previous 48 hours and had been forced to put their training ground into quarantine as first teamers went down suffering from the dreaded lurgy.
I awoke with the dreaded lurgy on the weekend, alone in the flat, and boredom compelled me to log on for a minute.
They were all cheerful comedians in their way and referred to their ailment as the dreaded lurgy - then eventually they all died, and the light and laughter went out of our lives.
I can't go due to the dreaded lurgy so cousin Patricia and Auntie Joyce meet up with Dynamite and they all have a quick swig before sitting down.
It is complicated by the whole HIV story because if you lose weight people think you've got the dreaded lurgy.
And if you're going to have a hug, make sure you're not giving them the dreaded lurgy as well
Don't tell anyone the formula for the dreaded lurgy.
Assuming the dreaded lurgy passes by in time, I'll be going to the Skydome to watch old rivals Cardiff take on Cassidy Coventry Blaze.
Hopefully, Timbera can stay away from the dreaded lurgy that seems to be afflicting most Irish yards at the moment, because he has everything needed in a National winner.
With the Rolling Stones pulling out of Far East dates for fear of catching the dreaded lurgy, it seems like a pertinent time to consider the many health risks facing our rock'n'roll dignitaries travelling abroad.
But despite the little lad's heroics the dreaded lurgy was always going to be a key player in this one.
An outbreak of the dreaded lurgy left Boro with barely enough senior players for a five-a-side game and the club took an ill-fated and controversial call not to travel to Ewood Park in December 1996.
I have the greatest of respect for Twister's The New One, but with a bout of the dreaded lurgy in the yard, I'm not sure this classy five-year-old will be able to put his best hoof forward.
Barring a disabling accident or a provable attack of the dreaded lurgy the poor woman can't win.