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Phrase of the Day. "Be on the Mend"

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 Be on the Mend


Synonyms: recovering, getting better, etc.



In the realm of English language learning, today's phrase of the day is "Be on the Mend." This idiomatic expression, often used informally, means to be in the process of recovering or improving after an illness, setback, or challenging situation.


Imagine a friend who was recently unwell; you might inquire about their health by asking, "Are you on the mend?" or reassuringly say, "I hope you're on the mend soon." 


Here are a few examples to help you grasp the phrase's usage:

  1. After a week of rest, Mary is finally on the mend from her flu.
  2. The company's financial situation is on the mend after implementing cost-saving measures.
  3. With proper care and medication, patients can be on the mend sooner than expected.


By incorporating "Be on the Mend" into your vocabulary, you'll not only sound more fluent but also be equipped to convey the ongoing process of improvement or recovery in various contexts.



January, 2024

Posted by Oxford Language Club

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