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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.
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!
cruising for a bruisingand cruisin' for a bruisin'
Sl. asking for trouble. You are cruising for a bruising, you know that? Who's cruisin' for a bruisin'?
cruising for a bruisingheading 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.
mod. alcohol intoxicated. I am bruised. My head hurts, and my gut feels yucky.
See also: bruise
cruising for a bruisingand cruisin’ for a bruisin’
in. asking for trouble. You are cruising for a bruising, you know that?