take (one's) death (of cold)

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take (one's) death (of cold)

To become ill with the common cold. This phrase is often used hyperbolically. You'll take your death of cold if you leave the house with wet hair—it's freezing outside! I hate going to the doctor's office—I always seem to take my death after being around all those germs!
See also: death, take