a plague on someone

literary
used for saying that you hope something bad happens to someone who you are angry with

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (a) plague on someone — a plague on someone literary phrase used for saying that you hope something bad happens to someone who you are angry with Thesaurus: ways of wishing someone well or illsynonym Main entry: plague …   Useful english dictionary

  • plague — I UK [pleɪɡ] / US noun Word forms plague : singular plague plural plagues 1) a) [countable] any serious disease that spreads quickly to a lot of people and usually ends in death a plague of cholera b) the plague a disease that spreads quickly,… …   English dictionary

  • plague — plague1 [ pleıg ] noun 1. ) count any serious disease that spreads quickly to a lot of people and usually ends in death: a plague of cholera a ) the plague a disease that spreads quickly, causing a high fever, lumps on parts of your body, and in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • plague — [[t]ple͟ɪg[/t]] plagues, plaguing, plagued 1) N COUNT: oft supp N A plague is a very infectious disease that spreads quickly and kills large numbers of people. A cholera plague had been killing many prisoners of war at the time. Syn: epidemic 2)… …   English dictionary

  • plague — 1 noun 1 (C, U) an attack of a disease that causes death and spreads quickly to a large number of people: Europe suffered many plagues in the Middle Ages. 2 (U) also the plague a very infectious disease that produces high fever and swellings on… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • plague — plague1 [pleıg] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: plage, from Latin plaga hit, wound ] 1.) a disease that causes death and spreads quickly to a large number of people ▪ drops in population levels due to plagues and famines 2.) [U] also… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Plague — The plague is an infectious disease due to a bacteria called Yersinia pestis. Y. pestis mainly infects rats and other rodents. Rodents are the prime reservoir for the bacteria. Fleas function as the prime vectors carrying the bacteria from one… …   Medical dictionary

  • Plague, Great — The "Great Plague" that swept London in 1665 was probably not really the plague but rather typhus. The plague is a highly contagious, infectious, virulent, devastating disease due to a bacteria called Yersinia pestis which mainly… …   Medical dictionary

  • Plague —    The Great Plague ravaged London, and other places, in 1665/6, and as with all major events generated its own set of beliefs and customs at the time, and also reverberating ever since. We are fortunate to have in Daniel Defoe s A Journal of the …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • plague — 1. noun /pleɪɡ/ a) (used absolutely, usually capitalized: The Pest) The pestilent disease Plague , caused by the virulent bacterium Yersinia pestis and mostly known by its variant form bubonic plague. Ten Biblical plagues over Egypt, ranging from …   Wiktionary

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