Definition of cot-case in English:


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Australian /NZ informal
  • 1A person who is too ill to leave their bed.
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    • Shot, gassed and riddled with shrapnel, his father comes back from the Great War a cot-case who has to be nursed on the tribal lands by his wife through his fits and moods until he finally succumbs to his injuries at the age of 39.
    • He has now been telling Australia and the world that we are an economic cot-case.
    • Well you'd better not come here or you'll finish up a cot-case and I'll be a nervous wreck!
  • 1.1A person who is incapacitated by alcohol.
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    • There are plenty of highly intelligent individuals who are functional cot-cases.
  • 1.2An eccentric or mad person.
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    • It takes a certain kind of nerdy, self-obsessed cot-case to join.

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