Meaning of “retail therapy” in the English Dictionary

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"retail therapy" in British English

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(Definition of “retail therapy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"retail therapy" in Business English

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retail therapynoun [ U ]

uk us 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)