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catch your death of cold

informal to ​catch a very ​badcold because you are not ​wearingwarm or ​dryclothes, etc.
(Definition of catch your death of cold from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “catch your death of cold”
in Chinese (Simplified) (因穿着单薄等原因)染上重感冒…
in Chinese (Traditional) (因穿著單薄等原因)患上重感冒…
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