black-and-blue


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black and blue

Bruised, either physically or emotionally. I'm probably going to be black and blue after falling down the steps this morning. It's normal to feel black and blue right after you break up with someone.
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black-and-blue

Fig. bruised, physically or emotionally. I'm still black-and-blue from my divorce. What is that black-and-blue mark on your leg?