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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)

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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)
Translations of “lick your wounds”
in Chinese (Simplified) 养伤,休整, 重整旗鼓…
in Chinese (Traditional) 養傷,休整, 重整旗鼓…
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