Meaning of “lick your wounds” in the English Dictionary

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"lick your wounds" in British English

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lick your wounds

to spend time getting back your strength or happiness after a defeat or bad experience

(Definition of “lick your wounds” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lick your wounds" in American English

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lick your wounds

to spend time getting back your strength or happiness after a defeat or bad experience:

Farmers were licking their wounds after crop prices dropped by 50%.

(Definition of “lick your wounds” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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