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get the sniffles

To catch a cold, usually a minor one. My daughter seems to have gotten the sniffles from someone at daycare.
See also: get, sniffle

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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You know the one - it advises those suffering from the sniffles to take a 'Benylin' day therefore encouraging, so bosses say, workers to throw a sickie.
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Stash an extra bottle of OJ in the fridge, and hit it daily to keep sniffles away.
with the sniffles or a swollen toe; these people see the E.
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Mom is away and all the farm animals have come down with the sniffles.
When it's cold and it snows And the chilly wind blows, I get frostbite on my toes And the sniffles in my nose.
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Regular hair washing and Vaseline can ease sniffles 5 Close windows at night and in the morning, when pollen is at its worst.
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