sick in bed

sick in bed

Bedridden due to illness. He worked himself so hard in the lead-up to Christmas that he ended up spending the whole holiday sick in bed. Our mom has been sick in bed for the last week, so we've all had to try to pick up the slack around the house.
See also: bed, sick

sick in bed

remaining in bed while (one is) ill. Tom is sick in bed with the flu. He's been sick in bed for nearly a week.
See also: bed, sick
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I felt so very stupid, for the only way I ever knew my grandma was sick in bed with emphysema.
What if, in completing some errand on a Friday, I run into an authority figure from work who assumed that I was sick in bed? Worst of all, what if my colleagues find that they can do without me?
It was painful to face the fact that I couldn't "run" to the children when they were hurt, that I couldn't take them a glass of juice when they were sick in bed. I couldn't even take a frightened child into my arms to hold him or her because my arms were too weak.