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I'm running a high fever !!!
John You know what, Linda ? I'm bringing over some chicken soup for you.
Linda You'll run the risk of catching this flu if you come over. I'm highly contagious right now. I'm running a high fever and when I get out of bed I feel dizzy and my head aches.
John Those are probably symptoms of dehydration. Are you drinking enough liquids ?
Linda I've had a couple of sips of water. But I really don't have an appetite. Thanks for thinking of me, but I really don't want to give you this bug.
John I'm coming over now. you'd do the same for me. Besides, if I catch it, I'll build immunity to it.
Linda That's a common misconception -- get a flu shot instead. believe me, Hoh, you don't want to catch this.
Explanation :

Running a fever - to be hotter than you should be because you are ill

Example : She was running a fever so I kept her home from school.

On the verge of

Fill me in on the task

I am through working overtime

The numbers didn't add up

Give me the rundown

Cut-throat competition

See the work through

It is feasible

This item is sought-after

Sells like hot cakes

Look it up

Got it all planned out

I've lucked out

Speak your minds

On top of that

We spread out the news

He's all tied up

Keep an eye on

Stuck in traffic

Pricing and samples

Time is ticking away

We talked on the phone

I need to think it over

She's driving a hard bargain

Long-standing support

Production lead time

In no time

Expedite the payment

Defective goods

Work wonders

Get in contact with

You're making me blush

Keep you updated

Filled him in

I'll see to it

Grab a bite

The bottom line is quality

They are high-tech items

Our lead time is 14 days

Fit in with

Have a word with you

I am flattered by your praise

Well begun is half done

I am just a workaholic

Give me a hand

You reap what you sow

Keep track of

It's my treat

A tight schedule

Have a second thought

I've made up my mind

Fire away

It's no bother at all

With flying colors


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