- come down with something
Meaning: become sick
Example: The first time I visited South America my stomach did not react well to the water and I came down with a sickness that lasted two weeks. I hope that doesn’t happen again!
Did you know that New York State declared a “Public Health Emergency” due to the number of people who have come down with the flu? There have been 18 deaths nation-wide, and 12 of them have been in New York! All New York residents now have free access to flu shots.