on the mend


on the mend
a) Healing or recovering, as from an injury or illness.

My foot is on the mend but it still hurts to walk.

b) Improving or undergoing restoration to a previous, more favorable condition.

Our marriage went through a difficult time, but now it is on the mend.


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  • on the mend — Mend Mend, v. i. To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved; to recover; to heal. Shak. [1913 Webster +PJC] {on the mend} pred. a. recovering from an illness or injury. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on the mend — adverb (or adjective) : in the way of improvement his health is on the mend business … continues on the mend New York Times * * * on the mend Improving, recovering • • • Main Entry: ↑mend * * * improving in health or condition; recovering …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the mend — {adj. phr.} Healing; becoming better. * /John s broken leg is on the mend./ * /Mary s relationship with Joan is on the mend./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the mend — {adj. phr.} Healing; becoming better. * /John s broken leg is on the mend./ * /Mary s relationship with Joan is on the mend./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the mend —    If someone or something is on the mend, they are improving after an illness or a difficult period.     My mother caught the flu but she s on the mend now …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • on the mend — getting better after an illness, injury, or a bad period. He s on the mend and walking a mile a day after a mild heart attack. With fewer people out of work, the economy is clearly on the mend …   New idioms dictionary

  • on\ the\ mend — adj. phr. Healing; becoming better. John s broken leg is on the mend. Mary s relationship with Joan is on the mend …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on the mend — ► on the mend improving in health or condition. Main Entry: ↑mend …   English terms dictionary

  • on the mend — healing, becoming healthy again    Jake s had open heart surgery, but he s on the mend …   English idioms

  • on the mend — healing, becoming better He broke his leg last week but it is on the mend now …   Idioms and examples


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