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. 2000.

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

  • 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 —    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 — adjective 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… …   Wiktionary

  • 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 — 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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