retail therapy

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Retail therapy is the activity of shopping for clothes and other things in order to make yourself feel happier. [HUMOROUS]

There's nothing better than a bit of retail therapy.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • retail therapy — retail ,therapy noun uncount HUMOROUS the activity of shopping in order to make yourself feel happier …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • retail therapy — /ˈriteɪl θɛrəpi/ (say reetayl theruhpee) noun Colloquial (humorous) shopping, as a way of raising one s spirits …   Australian English dictionary

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