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retail therapy

noun [U]
 
 
humorous
the activity of going shopping in order to make yourself feel better when you are unhappy: She enjoyed a little retail therapy in Hong Kong yesterday.
(Definition of retail therapy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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