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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Of those strains, only man flu is considered life threatening.
Of course, when man flu strikes we all know how that can wipe out the best of them but this has been compounded by an injury that Wes suffered the last time he was training.
MAN flu may well be a real problem in Birmingham, according to data.
Never going to complain of aches, pains or the man flu again."
"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.
If the (https://en.oxforddictionaries.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."
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 PS2.69p for 100 with free postage.
Shari Low THURSDAY Novelist talks books, family, shopping, dieting, showbiz, man flu and living with a labradoodle.
For example, the "10 things you need to know about man flu" guide I've just read in a lads' mag is clearly bogus.
ONE Direction's Niall Horan is suffering from a bad bout of man flu just days ahead of his Scots gigs.