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  1. englishhobby's Avatar
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    #1

    A cold in the head

    What does "a cold in the head" mean? Is it widely used by native speakes?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

  2. Barb_D's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: A cold in the head

    I usually hear "a head cold" or just a "cold."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: A cold in the head

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I usually hear "a head cold" or just a "cold."
    These days I hear just "a cold". It's a long time since I heard anyone say "a head cold".

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