on the mend

Meaning: to be recovering from illness or injury, getting better

For example:

  • The operation went well, and he's now on the mend.

  • Our daughter was very sick, but she's on the mend now and she should be back at school next week.

Quick Quiz:

If the economy is on the mend, things are

a. getting better

b. getting worse

c. staying the same

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Contributor: Matt Errey