Origin of phlegm
Related formsphlegm·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for phlegm
I was never sure whether this was phlegm or the onset of lunacy.
So after my father died I wrote a book, Fathers and Sons, with the intention of casting the Wavian phlegm out of my system.Evelyn Waugh's Grandson on the Secret Behind 'Brideshead'|Alexander Waugh|April 17, 2010|DAILY BEAST
They were both very excellent examples of pure British phlegm and unimaginativeness.Hurricane Island|H. B. Marriott Watson
A man hid such tenderness as he had under grimness, and prayed in the churches for phlegm.The Truce of God|Mary Roberts Rinehart
He was a former horse-dealer, a stout asthmatic man with perpetual wheezings and blowings and rattlings of phlegm in his throat.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)|Guy de Maupassant
He could judge and speak with fury, though he wrote with phlegm.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)|Theodore Parker
This is what produces the phlegm as fast as the poor victim can cough it up.