Severe case of

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Definition

a severe case of (the flu): a very bad (flu)
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The expression 'a case of' when talking about an illness does not directly translate to many languages:

I suffer from a mild case of claustrophobia. I am slightly claustrophobic.
I have a severe case of sadness. I am very very sad.

(he has) a minor case of (the flu): (he has the flu) but it is not serious
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Examples

  • "I suffer from a severe case of vertigo."
  • "Bob : He just had a minor case of the flu but, thank you."
  • "He has a severe case of the flu, which is contagious in its early stages."

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