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down with (an illness)
Sick. I've been down with the flu all week and have barely gotten out of bed.
See also: down
shake a disease or illness off
Fig. [for the body] to fight off a disease or illness. I thought I was catching a cold, but I guess I shook it off. I hope I can shake off this flu pretty soon.