get the sniffles

get the sniffles

To have a cold, usually a minor one. My daughter seems to have gotten the sniffles from someone at daycare.
See also: get, sniffle

get, have, etc. the ˈsniffles

(informal) get, have, etc. a slight cold: ‘Are you ill?’ ‘No, I’ve just got the sniffles.’
See also: sniffle
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Most just get the sniffles or irritated eyes when they breath in microscopic dust mites or cat and dog hairs.