retail therapy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"retail therapy" in British English

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retail therapynoun [U]

uk   us   humorous
the ​act of ​buyingspecial things for yourself in ​order to ​feelbetter when you are ​unhappy: I ​needed a lot of ​retailtherapy to ​help me get over my ex-boyfriend.
(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)
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