lurgy


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lurgy

(ˈlɜːɡɪ)
n, pl -gies
facetious any undetermined illness
[C20: origin unknown]
Translations

lurgy

[ˈlɜːgɪ] N (Brit) (hum) I've got the dreaded lurgy againhe pillado algo malo otra vez

lurgy

n (Brit inf) to have the lurgy (= flu, cold)die Schnieferei haben (inf); to pick up the lurgysich (dat)was holen; to give somebody the dreaded lurgyjdn anstecken

lurgy

[ˈlɜːgɪ] n (Brit) I've got the dreaded lurgy againmi sento di nuovo poco bene
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I can see that - bit of a nuisance to borrow someone's motor and wind up in bed for weeks with a dreaded lurgy.
A TOUR bus is certainly not the place to be when the dreaded lurgy is in the air, and certainly not when you are a singer.
Mo was full of excuses of how bad he was going to do on the Ben, blaming his 10-month-old son for giving him the lurgy a few days before the race and he was doubtful of making the various cut off times en-route.
In the Oaks the ground was much too soft and she clearly had the lurgy behind Sea Of Class at the Curragh last time.
Then you get to where you're staying, but you can't relax yet, because you have to make sure everything is clean before you can settle in and stop hovering over the loo and not be scared your feet are going to catch a lurgy from the shower.
Love Island hunk CHRIS HUGHES recovers from the lurgy to celebrate turning 24 with pals and lover OLIVIA ATTWOOD, 27.
Many university newcomers are struck by the dreaded lurgy after moving into their halls of residence.
BEING totally immune to all illnesses may well be a myth but some people fare far better when it comes to the winter lurgy than others.
As it happened, the good lady was so full up with the lurgy that we attended neither.
So we should really be more sympathetic when our menfolk succumb to the lurgy. Fortunately, my naturally stronger immune system means that I'm not at all susceptible to sniffling, simpering or moaning and will find it easy to shake off.
Week 50: One gym session, one bout of lurgy, 47lbs lost so far
I am currently writing this week's column from the comfort of my home office (you may know it as the box room) while sniffling and a-shivering with absolutely no inquiries as to my well-being from my other half or even work colleagues when I struggle to get into work with this lowly lurgy.