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plaster cast
bandage ; a case made of plaster of Paris that covers a broken bone and protects it
plaster of Paris
plaster = material that can be stuck to the skin to protect a small wound or cut; a piece of this
heal up
to become healthy again; to make sth healthy again
general practitioner
a doctor who is trained in general medicine and who treats patients in a local community rather than at a hospital
confide in
to tell sb secrets and personal information because you feel you can trust them
check-up
an examination of sth, especially a medical one to make sure that you are healthy
under the weather
if you are or feel under the weather, you feel slightly ill/sick and not as well as usual
off colour
not in good health; looking or feeling ill/sick
clean bill of health
a report that says sb is healthy or that sth is in good condition
out of sorts
ill/sick or upset
run down
1. to lose power or stop working 2. to gradually stop functioning or become smaller in size or number
on the mend
getting better after an illness or injury; improving after a difficult situation
as fit as a fiddle
in very good physical condition
recharge your batteries
to get back your strength and energy by resting for a while
pins and needles
an uncomfortable feeling in a part of your body, caused when a normal flow of blood returns after it has been partly blocked, especially because you have
a cast iron stomach
A person with a cast iron stomach can eat or drink anything without any ill effects.