I feel like I’m going to croak!

American Slang 21 July 2011 | 10 Comments


Meaning: to die

Usage: I really feel like I’m going to croak.


Nurse – What brought you to my office today Sally? You seem a bit feverish.
Sally – Yes, I feel like I have fever and aches.
Nurse – Do you think you can stay here the rest of the day at school?
Sally – No, I feel like I’m going to croak!

10 Responses on “I feel like I’m going to croak!”

  1. Fronzie says:

    Going to croak, bite the dust,
    pushing up daisies,
    6 feet under,
    Breathing my last breath,
    on my last leg,

  2. A good slang word of the day.

    The word “croak” is also used to describe the sound a frog or a toad makes… I believe the reason it’s also used as “to die” is to refer to the fact that sometimes people make that same sort of ragged breathing out sound when they die. I’m not sure!

  3. Olya says:

    Simple and interesting! Thanks 🙂
    I hope that no one is going to croak because of the heat.

  4. Yvonne says:

    Good info – Brian. Thanks for posting that!

  5. Yvonne says:

    Here it’s not so hot. What’s the temp. where you are Olya?

  6. Yvonne says:

    Thanks Fronzie for all of the great slang/idioms!!! 🙂 You’re the best brother a girl could have!

  7. Ed Orange says:

    I feel like I’m gonna croak if I’m forced to control air-conditioning to save electricity right now. This expression is particularly applies to the devastated people cos of the radioactive accidents in Fukushima, the catastrophes in The East Japan.

  8. Yvonne says:

    Thinking of you Ed – hoping things get better there soon!

  9. Olya says:

    I’m in Kyiv and it was boiling here last week. But now the weather has improved and it’s really pleasant.

    btw I’m sending you tweets but get no reply. Do you see them?

  10. Yvonne says:

    Hi Olya, I haven’t seen any tweets from you, except for yesterday. I’ll reply to it shortly. 🙂 Are you on FB. I’m much better on FB than twitter. 🙂 The weather here in France is really nice now.

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