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poor health

This page is about the collocation poor health

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

not very good health

For example

  • Mozart died young after being in poor health most of his life.

  • If she'd eaten better and exercised more, her health wouldn't have been so poor.

Quick Quiz

"I was in poor health as a teenager" means I

a. had no money for health care

b. had a very unhealthy lifestyle

c. often needed medical care

Contributor: Matt Errey