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A.Word.A.Day--retail therapy

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retail therapy (REE-tayl THER-uh-pee) noun

Shopping as a means of comfort, relaxation, or cheering up.

"Purchase a bauble and count the Rollses parked with motors running while the drivers wait for Madame and the packages from her afternoon blitz of retail therapy." Laura Kelly, Florida; A Palm Beach Survival Guide, The Washington Post, Nov 8, 1987.

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You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering. -Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher and writer (1821-1881)

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