man flu


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man flu

n
(Pathology) informal derogatory a case of the common cold as suffered by a man, implying that he is exaggerating the debilitating effects of the illness
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Sounds like another case of man flu," sneered the nearby assistant.
I don't want to talk about it, but I've had Man Flu.
He was, she explained, suffering from that dreaded but common affliction: man flu.
Delirium was deeply entrenched in my bed as I warbled nonsense, desperately trying to ward off the evil spirits that had given me such a crippling dose of man flu.
He said he had "flu-like symptoms", which all women know is code for Man Flu, ie a bit of a cold.
Signs of male immaturity that women cite include: selective hearing (particularly when sport is on TV); flatulence; ogling other women (the trick is not to get caught); and man flu.
ONE Direction's Niall Horan is suffering from a bad bout of man flu just days ahead of his Scots gigs.
Misandrist and sexist article I FOUND the article in the Echo about man flu offensive ("Man flu epidemic hits Wales", November 18).
I was suffering a virulent form of man flu, incorprating E.
The man flu cliche doesn't help - while men may moan about a cold, in reality most would never dream of bothering their GP.
Now before you say it, don't say it - I haven't got man flu.
WHEN it comes to men and health, you might be forgiven for thinking man flu - the slightest sniffle renders him incapable of anything other than lying on the sofa complaining.