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phlegm in Illness & disability topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishphlegmphlegm /flem/ noun [uncountable]  1 HBHthe thick yellowish substance produced in your nose and throat, especially when you have a cold syn mucus2 CALMunusual calmness in worrying, frightening, or exciting situations
Examples from the Corpus
phlegmAfter gargling on her phlegm for a while, she began to choke.An irritating cough producing very little phlegm and becoming worse when taking a deep breath.My voice is like sandpaper, I cough up gobs of phlegm, my liver feels like a sandbag.Kingsley rolled phlegm in his throat but remained with his head bowed.He looked in the mirror and could see a gout of her smoker's phlegm on his cheek.