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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Republican candidate Donald Trump - whose doctor said would be the (http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/263146-doctor-trump-will-be-healthiest-president-ever) healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency - definitely did not (http://www.ibtimes.com/was-donald-trump-sick-debate-sniffling-compared-hillary-clinton-health-care-problems-2422224) have the sniffles Monday night during the first debate.
PARENTS are sometimes overzealous in keeping their child off sick and should send them to school if they have the sniffles, the Government's behaviour tsar has said.
CHILDREN should still be sent to school if they have the sniffles, the Government's behaviour tsar said yesterday.
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