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sick

1. inclined or likely to vomit
2. 
a. suffering from ill health
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the sick
3. 
a. of, relating to, or used by people who are unwell
b. (in combination): sickbed
4. deeply affected with a mental or spiritual feeling akin to physical sickness
5. mentally, psychologically, or spiritually disturbed
6. an informal word for vomit
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This is probably how the phrase "As sick as a parrot" first came about.
Last week's winner was Ian Scholes from Anglesey, who had Sven saying: "Steven, I am over the moon but David is sick as a parrot. Stick five up front."
Locals have complained of feeling as sick as a parrot and experts reckon it may have stemmed from the influx of turkeys at Ibrox.
Sick as a Parrot by Liz Evans (Orion publishing, pounds 10.99)
SIR Chris Evans was, appropriately, as a sick as a parrot when his bird Saffy fled its cage on a trip to the vet.
BURTON 0 SOUTHEND 1 Eastwood 90 GARY ROWETT was the proverbial 'sick as a parrot' after his 10-man Burton outfit were undone by Freddy Eastwood's injury-time goal for Southend.
Fortunately, theAmazon Green was not as sick as a parrot despite braving the coldest overnight temperatures of the year.
FEELING "as sick as a parrot" is the classic footballer's cliche after his side has endured a particularly poor day on the park.