Down with a bug

Posted by DH on September 23, 2004

In Reply to: Down with a bug posted by buggy on September 23, 2004

: Does *to be down with a bug" mean "to get sick suddenly?

: thanks

:"Down with" = "sick" fr Webster's Collegiate; so, yes

I suppose you could argue thet the onset isn't necessarily sudden, but that's the way the idiom is used