Where does 'catch a cold' come from?

Lest the bargain should catch cold and starve.
(Iachimo, Act 1 Scene 4)
 
Shakespeare introduces the phrase 'to catch cold' in Cymbeline (1610). This was his 'comeback'  play after theatres had been 'dark' (closed) for a long period due to a plague epidemic in London. 

'Catch cold' is a euphemism here. Iachimo is thinking of something more serious than a blocked nose and a sore throat.

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