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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According to an item in the British Medical Journal, man flu is real and there's some science behind it.
The old chestnut of man flu and how it radically effects the average bloke who just knows he is about to die at the first cough and snivel, seems to affect those approaching upper middle age, never us coffin dodgers.
Joe Launchbury will certainly be back in the mix having picked up a bit of man flu last week," he said, "And Simon McIntyre will be back in having recovered from his knee injury.
Perhaps now is the time for male friendly spaces, equipped with enormous televisions and reclining chairs, to be set up where men can recover from the debilitating effects of man flu in safety and comfort" - Dr Kyle Sue, a clinical assistant professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, who says men may not be exaggerating the symptoms of man flu.
Writing in the BMJ, Dr Sue argued the concept of man flu, as commonly defined, is potentially unjust and further research is needed.
com/definition/man_flu) Oxford dictionary defined the term man flu as "a cold or similar minor ailment as experienced by a man who is regarded as exaggerating the severity of the symptoms," the Man Flu website explained it to be "a crippling and debilitating disorder indiscriminately striking down male members of the human species without warning.
Sheeran last played the city in April, for two sold-out shows at the Metro Radio Arena, where he performed despite battling man flu .
After my recent brush with man flu, which I repressed with my own combination of medicines and fluid intake, I bought a pack of earloop surgical face masks from ebay, which were a bargain at PS2.
Shari Low THURSDAY Novelist talks books, family, shopping, dieting, showbiz, man flu and living with a labradoodle.
Number seven claims: "In 1976, scientists managed to simulate the agonising symptoms of man flu in a female chimp.
ONE Direction's Niall Horan is suffering from a bad bout of man flu just days ahead of his Scots gigs.
I was suffering a virulent form of man flu, incorprating E.