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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 cause trouble. 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
References in classic literature ?
They bruise very easily and when Peter plays faster and faster they foot it till they fall down in fits.
He was the only man who was not out of his bunk, and he was jubilant in that he possessed no bruises to advertise that he had had a hand in the night's work.
With the exception of several bad wounds, the rest were merely severe bruises and lacerations.
So spake this Oracle, then verifi'd When JESUS son of MARY second EVE, Saw Satan fall like Lightning down from Heav'n, Prince of the Aire; then rising from his Grave Spoild Principalities and Powers, triumpht In open shew, and with ascention bright Captivity led captive through the Aire, The Realme it self of Satan long usurpt, Whom he shall tread at last under our feet; Eevn hee who now foretold his fatal bruise, And to the Woman thus his Sentence turn'd.
True is, mee also he hath judg'd, or rather Mee not, but the brute Serpent in whose shape Man I deceav'd: that which to mee belongs, Is enmity, which he will put between Mee and Mankinde; I am to bruise his heel; His Seed, when is not set, shall bruise my head: A World who would not purchase with a bruise, Or much more grievous pain?
Aouda had escaped unharmed, and Fix alone bore marks of the fray in his black and blue bruise.
Unexplained bruises and injuries to some of the 21 elderly residents and a lack of staff with specialist training were two main areas of concern.
Leon Popovitz did not personally treat Teixeira, he comments that "bone bruises may take months to fully heal.
The fracas with officers that led to his death left him with cuts, gashes, bruises and a broken rib.
Bruises are bluish or purplecoloured patches that appear because tiny blood vessels beneath the skin burst and leak blood into the soft tissue.
THE mother of a toddler who was found with 14 bruises and blackened with dirt in urine-soaked clothes has admitted child cruelty.
13 because he was concerned about bruises the child had on her body.
If you suddenly get a lot of bruises or start to bruise for no reason, see your GP.
The father of the nine-year-old Arab boy claims his son was left with bruises from the attack, which happened at a school in the Dhaid area.
Bruises on the three-time Oscar nominee's wrists, knees and ankles could have been sustained prior to her "entry into the water," according to a Los Angeles Coroner's Office report obtained by the New York Daily News.