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Medical Idioms

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We all get sick from time to time, so it is a good idea to learn some idioms that you may hear on a visit to the doctors or in general conversation; or you may find the idioms useful to use yourself.

Below are some medical idioms along with some example sentences of their use. Can you match them to their meanings? When you are finished, see if you can write some sentences which include the idioms and share them with us.

Lesson by Caroline

Idioms

1. To be on the mend. (She's out of the hospital and on the mend).
2. Out cold. (I hate injections. Last time I had one I was out cold for ages).
3. To feel on top of the world. (I feel on top of the world now thank you doctor).
4. Splitting headache. (I’ve got a splitting headache, I’m going to go and lie down.
5. A flare up. (That rash on my arm has flared up again).
6. Throw up. (My sister threw up after she ate at that seafood restaurant).
7. To run some tests. (We are going to run some tests to find out what is wrong).
8. To feel under the weather. (I've been feeling under the weather since last Tuesday).

What's the correct definition for each idiom below?

  • 1. To be on the mend.



  • 2. Out cold.



  • 3. To feel on top of the world.



  • 4. Splitting headache.



  • 5. A flare up.



  • 6. Throw up.



  • 7. To run some tests.



  • 8. To feel under the weather.