Sick as a dog

Idiom

Sick as a dog

Definition

This idiom is used to describe a person who is very ill and has a lot of symptoms.

Examples

He was so sick as a dog that he had to stay in bed for a week.

She felt sick as a dog after eating too much food.

Origin

The earliest recorded use of this idiom is from the United States in the late 1800s.

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