come down with (something)

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come down with (something)

To become ill with some illness. Though the specific illness is typically specified after "with," the word "something" is commonly used by itself when referring to an unknown or unspecified illness. I didn't do much this weekend because I came down with a cold. Our goalie came down with the flu and missed the game. I think I'm coming down with something. I feel very weak and feverish.
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come down with something

to become or to be sick with some illness. Susan came down with a bad cold and had to cancel her trip. I didn't go to work because I came down with the flu.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

come down with

Become ill with, as in The whole family came down with the flu. [Late 1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

come down with

To become sick with (an illness): came down with the flu.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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