get up a thirst

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get up a thirst

To become thirsty, typically due to strenuous activity. You must have gotten up a thirst working out in the garden in this heat!
See also: get, thirst, up
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get up a thirst

 and work up a thirst
Fig. to do something that will make one thirsty. (Fixed order.) Jogging makes me work up a thirst. Doing this kind of work always gets up a thirst with me.
See also: get, thirst, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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