Definition of retail therapy in English:

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retail therapy


[mass noun] humorous
The practice of shopping in order to make oneself feel more cheerful: stop for a reviving cafe au lait or a glass of wine before setting off for more retail therapy
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  • 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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