creeping crud
 n.— «The Republican state representative from Williamson County, interviewed at his Capitol office last week, for 10 days or so had been fighting what some people call the creeping crud, a debilitating mixture of cold, flu and allergy symptoms hitting many Central Texans this spring.» —“March madness over tolls grips Legislature” by Ben Wear Austin American-Statesman (Texas) Mar. 19, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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