go down with (something)

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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Had it not been for the superior strength of the hull of the Moravian, she would have been broken by the shock and gone down with the 237 passengers she was bringing home from Canada.