Also, catch one's death (of cold). Become infected with a cold virus, contract a bad cold, as in Jane manages to catch cold on every important business trip, or Put on your hat or you'll catch your death. The first term originally (16th century) meant becoming chilled by exposure to cold and took on its present meaning in the late 1600s. The hyperbolic variant, often shortened, is somewhat newer.
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This is comedy based on a cold humor, detached, euphemistic, devoid of any generosity.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We indulge in expensive cold-pressed juices and SoulCycle classes, justifying these purchases as investments in our health.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Cold War fears could be manipulated through misleading art to attract readers to daunting material.
They all immediately dashed out to their car to catch the bad guys.
The vaccine is delivered through a “carrier virus” that causes a common cold in chimpanzees but does not affect humans.
Madame de Condillac stood watching him, her face composed, her glance cold.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Being quieted by the Captain with a draught of cold tea, and made to sit down, the examination of the book proceeded.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
When alone she sometimes picked it up and kissed the cold glass passionately.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
Turn we our backs to the cold gloomy north, to the wet windy west, to the dry parching east—on to the south!