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retail therapy Syllabification: re·tail ther·a·py

Definition of retail therapy in English:


Shopping in order to make oneself feel happier.
Example sentences
  • Today James Carleton guides us through that most untested of psychological self-help techniques - retail therapy.
  • We stood up, heading off into the busy town for some traditional retail therapy.
  • The town itself offers a multitude of upmarket shopping malls to explore retail therapy Malaysian style, alongside plenty of ethnic Chinese, Malay and Indian restaurants to try out local delicacies.
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