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Discussion » Questions » Language » Take your medicine. Hospital corners. Hard pill to swallow. Keep the doctor away. Nurse a drink. Surgical strike.

Take your medicine. Hospital corners. Hard pill to swallow. Keep the doctor away. Nurse a drink. Surgical strike.

What are some other health-related sayings or expressions that are used for non-medical references?


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Posted - Wed at 7:32 AM

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  • 10202
    An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
      October 9, 2019 7:48 AM MDT
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  • 7508
    AAAAAaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
    That is the only one I could think of off the top of my head!
    :) :)

      October 9, 2019 10:12 AM MDT
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  • 10202
    Me, too!
      October 9, 2019 1:26 PM MDT
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  • 7508
    Eat chicken soup.  It cures everything.
    I'm not sure if that has ever been medically proven but I can say, mentally or physically, for some reason, it does hold true. :)

    Don't crack your knuckles.  It causes arthritis.  I hate it when people do.  For that reason alone, I hope this falsehood makes them stop.  ICK!  It gives me the heebie-beegies just thinking about it.

    Swallowing gum will last in your stomach for 7 years.  Don't do it.
    This is NOT true but did stop me from swallowing my gum.

    Swallowing a watermelon seed will make a watermelon grow in your stomach.
    I DID believe this and made me a watermelon-spitting champion one year in the 7th grade!
      October 9, 2019 10:20 AM MDT
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  • 10202
    I heard all those too when I was growing up.
      October 9, 2019 1:26 PM MDT
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  • 25204
    They don't answer the question, though.
      October 9, 2019 2:29 PM MDT
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  • 11699
    delicate operation

    put your foot in the stirrup



      October 9, 2019 11:18 PM MDT
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  • 128
    a bitter pill to swallow
    you're just what the doctor ordered
    laughter is the best medicine
    a taste of your own medicine
    take a chill pill This post was edited by Flint Ironstag at October 9, 2019 11:33 PM MDT
      October 9, 2019 11:23 PM MDT
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