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To feel or be ill

feel awful

to feel ill or unhappy

be in a bad way

to be very ill, injured, or upset

not feel yourself

to be feeling slightly ill

look awful

to look ill, sad, or worried

feel rotten

to feel ill

fight for your life

to be very ill or injured and likely to die

linger on

to be alive, although very ill, for a long time after you seemed likely to die

complain of

to say that you have a pain or are ill

feel funny

to feel slightly ill

be a shadow/ghost of your former self

to be much less healthy or successful, or to be in much worse condition than before

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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