catch one's death

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To contract a serious illness, especially a nasty cold or other respiratory ailment and especially as a result of exposure to wet or chilly weather.
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"You'll get drenched to the skin—You'll catch your death!" said Peechy Prauw, affectionately.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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