the sniffles

plural noun

informal
: a slight or mild cold that causes a person to sniffle a lot
I have (a case of) the sniffles.

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“The sniffles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20sniffles. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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