Taking his temperature - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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take (one's) temperature
To measure one's internal body temperature. You're forehead feels pretty warm to me; let me take your temperature and see if you're running a fever.
take someone's temperature
to measure a person's body temperature with a thermometer. I took my temperature and I found that I am running a fever. The nurse took my temperature and said I was okay.
take somebody’s ˈtemperature measure the heat of somebody’s body, using a thermometer: The nurse took my temperature; it was 38°.
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17, had been taking his temperature
twice daily as a precaution to watch for any Ebola symptoms, and first developed a fever on Thursday morning, officials said, stressing that without symptoms, he was not contagious.