Come down with something

Hi everyone!

This season’s useful phrases are about health and illness.


Our phrase for today is to come down with something.

This phrase is used when someone is about to become sick or to have some symptoms of a less serious illness.


The preposition “with” is typically followed by a particular disease (come down with the flu/ measles/ a cold).



For example:

“I have to cancel the meeting because I`ve come down with a fever.”



A: “Are you coming to the party tonight?”



B: “I probably won’t.” “I’m coming down with a bad cold so I’d rather stay home.”