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    #1

    get the travel bug

    Please take a look at this image. Bev got the travel bug. What does it mean? Does it mean that she got crazy about traveling?

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    Re: get the travel bug

    Yes. A casual way to say that you caught an illness is "I caught a bug." In this idiom, the activity is presented as something that's hard to stop doing, as if it were a chronic condition.
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    #3

    Re: get the travel bug

    Is it wrong to say "get a travel bug"?

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    #4

    Re: get the travel bug

    The idiom is to catch a bug.
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    #5

    Re: get the travel bug

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The idiom is to catch a bug.
    Sorry, I meant to write that that's the usual idiom. As your quotation shows, you can also get a bug.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 05-Apr-2017 at 21:51. Reason: Add emphasis.
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    #6

    Re: get the travel bug

    Quote Originally Posted by Saki6 View Post
    Is it wrong to say "get the travel bug"?
    It's OK with the definite article. You could also say that someone is "bitten by the travel bug".

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