work up
 v. phr.— «One day, as Dr. Meador tells it, a doctor-in-training was asked by his professor to define a well person. The resident thought for a moment. A well person, he said, is “someone who has not been completely worked up.”» —“If You’ve Got a Pulse, You’re Sick” by Gina Kolata New York Times May 21, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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