go down with

go down with (something)

To become sick with a particular illness. Oh boy, both kids have gone down with the stomach flu? We're doomed.
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go down with something

Fig. to be stricken with a disease. Beth went down with the flu. She went down with a high fever.
See also: down, go
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Wrexham FC fan and Ysgol Brynhyfryd teacher Huw Tomos-Griffiths was looking to go down with friends.
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