Definition of on the mend in English:

on the mend

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  • Improving in health or condition; recovering.

    ‘the economy is on the mend’
    • ‘on the mend after a stomach operation’
    • ‘I sincerely hope that her health is finally on the mend.’
    • ‘Your health will be on the mend; those who are still ill will be well-looked after.’
    • ‘The ability of companies to raise prices will stoke earnings, a signal that the economy is on the mend, and stocks could climb higher.’
    • ‘Now that the economy appears to be on the mend, productivity is in the air again.’
    • ‘But fortunately I'm on the mend now (subject to occasional queasiness).’
    • ‘He is on the mend (they just took him off the respirator) but he has a ways to go before he'll be off the disabled list and able to draw again.’
    • ‘Peel said: ‘Nicky is back home now and though she is still confined to bed, she is on the mend and Noel is at home looking after her.’’
    • ‘And yes, manufacturers' fortunes are on the mend, but few besides airplane makers are celebrating.’
    • ‘But owner Andy Robin managed to bring him round after intensive therapy sessions, including swimming, and it was believed the bear was on the mend.’
    • ‘Everyone was ill but the baby, although we're now on the mend.’
    recovering, convalescent, on the road to recovery, making progress, progressing, improving
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