have the sniffles

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have the sniffles

To have a cold, usually a minor one. I have the sniffles, so I'm going to stay home and nap instead.
See also: have, 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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McLeish added: "He's had the sniffles over the last couple days but hopefully he'll be OK.
The kid had the sniffles one morning so his mother decided to keep him home from school, but she didn't have anyone to stay with him.
5 per cent of patients visiting their GPs had the sniffles - second only to the south east of England.