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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.







Comments

Even though I'm not a native

Even though I'm not a native English speaker, i answered all your questions correctly. Big Grin

Since my purpose is to speak

Since my purpose is to speak English like a local, this will certainly help me.

Sometimes, I get confused by the idioms. Are there more of these?

This is really good

This is really good. Do you have more of these medical idioms?

this is a very important

this is a very important lesson, sometime we need to understand what other people in the hospital are talking about and this lesson can help us a lot.

this is a very important

this is a very important lesson, sometime we need to understand what other people in the hospital are talking about and this lesson can help us a lot.

nice

mostly i dont like idioms but i did answer it correctly
nice huh it is really helpful

Examples

1.last week the doctor ran some tests on me to understand why I am sick.
2.Julia couldn't come to math class yesterday cause she had a splitting headache.
3.when I was at work today,I was nauseating and didn't want to throw up in front of my collegues.
4.I have the flue but as I'm accepted in master degree entrance exam I feel on top of the world now!
5.My sis had a fever the whole last night.Today,It hasn't flared uo yet.
6.My grandma's about 80 and feels under the weather.
7.I had a bad cold last week and I'm on the mend now.

I didn't get the meaning of out cold completely.plz tell me about it.
...any way..thanx for the lesson.