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fall ill

To become sick. Mom has fallen ill, so she can't watch the kids tonight after all. I heard you fell ill yesterday—I hope it's nothing serious.
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fall ill

Fig. to become ill. Tom fell ill just before he was to perform. We both fell ill after eating the baked fish.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If a dependant falls ill, gives birth or has an accident, or there is an unexpected disruption in childcare for the dependant, then as long as you tell your employer the reason for your absence and when you expect to be back (if you can), then you can take time off to deal with the immediate emergency and make arrangements for care, etc if necessary.
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If a dependant falls ill, gives birth or has an accident, or there is an unexpected disruption in childcare for the dependant, then as long as you tell your employer the reason for your absence and when you expect to be back (if you can) then you can take time off to deal with the immediate emergency and make arrangements for care etc, if necessary.
If a dependant falls ill, gives birth or has an accident, or there is an unexpected disruption in childcare for the dependant, then, as long as you tell your employer the reason for your absence and when you expect to be back (if you can), then you can take time off to deal with the immediate emergency and make arrangements for care, etc, if necessary.