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bruised and battered

Injured and/or thoroughly worn down, as from an assault or an exhausting, physically trying experience. He drank too much at the bar, got into a fight, and showed up at our door all bruised and battered. The home team, though bruised and battered, emerged victorious from the tough match.
See also: and, batter, bruise

cruising for a bruising

slang Acting in a way that is likely to result in punishment or harm. Oh, you're cruising for a bruising talking to me like that!
See also: bruise, cruise

cruising for a bruising

 and cruisin' for a bruisin'
Sl. asking for trouble. You are cruising for a bruising, you know that? Who's cruisin' for a bruisin'?
See also: bruise, cruise

cruising for a bruising

heading or looking for trouble. informal, chiefly North American
1998 Times The problem…is the unrealistic value of the Hong Kong dollar…it has been cruising for a bruising for most of last year.
See also: bruise, cruise


mod. alcohol intoxicated. I am bruised. My head hurts, and my gut feels yucky.
See also: bruise

cruising for a bruising

and cruisin’ for a bruisin’
in. asking for trouble. You are cruising for a bruising, you know that?
See also: bruise, cruise
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As with the other products in the Arnicare line, the active ingredient in Arnicare Bruise is Arnica montana, a European flowering plant--also known by such names as leopard's bane, wolfs bane and mountain tobacco --that is commonly used in herbal remedies to relieve muscle aches and stiffness, swelling, and discoloration from bruises.
In this regard, the establishment of a scoring system to detect abuse, based on the extent of the bruising and on the bruise patterns, has been suggested.
She had a large bruise on her left cheek, and faded bruises on her forehead and below the eye.
Remember, if you don't cruise, you don't bruise," she said.
Research into the damage susceptibility of apples requires the determination of the bruise size.
A Getting bruises is an inevitable aspect of aging, the result of thinning skin and capillaries that are more easily prone to rupture.
The least thing she bumps with her hand or arm immediately causes a distinct bruise that lasts for days.
As red blood cells escape into the surrounding tissue, the telltale sign of a bruise appears--a sore purplish mark.
But the most haunting number in the show is the twice-reprised "The Word of Your Body," which contains the plays deepest wisdom about adolescent sexual initiation: "Oh, you're gonna be wounded / Oh, I'm gonna be your wound / Oh, you're gonna be bruised too / Oh, you're gonna be my bruise.
Mr Parvaiz also had a large area of bruising around his right ear, which had a pattern in it different to that of the other bruise.
Jesus' body was one big bruise and it is impossible to count the number of lashes on the "Shroud of Turin.
Earlier in the day, connections of the John Oxx-trained filly had strived to ensure that punters knew she was running with a stone bruise, and that a lot of thought had gone into deciding whether she ran or not.
A bruise with yellow in it is probably more than 18 hours old.