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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

bruised

(bruzd)
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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The number of treatments performed varies depending on the amount of bruising, but generally only one treatment is needed.
Mr Parker said Home Office pathologist Dr Peter Ackland said the facial bruising "could have been a slap" and the bruising to the buttocks "must have been deliberately caused.
In this case, however, the mother's first child experienced significant bleeding and bruising despite having a normal delivery, and the parents wished to avoid this complication for their second baby.
Dr Greenfingers Bumps and Bruises ointment (from pharmacies or call 0044 208 408 0422 for stockists) This does the job well, relieving pain, as well as reducing inflammation and bruising.
95 for 25g from pharmacies or call 0208 408 0422 for stockists) This does the job well, relieving pain, as well as reducing inflammation and bruising.
Mr Laird told the jury: "She had extensive bruising to the right side of her face.
Some drugs, like steroids, can cause bruising so consult the information leaflet to see if this is a possible side-effect.
HOMEOPATHIC arnica is widely believed to control bruising, reduce swelling and promote recovery after minor injuries.
Frequent bruising may also occur in those taking blood-thinning drugs like aspirin and steroids as the clotting function fails to work properly.
1) Subdural haematoma 2) Bruise at the rim of the lower part of the ear 3) Bruise, with central loss of the superficial layer of the skin, to the left of the midline of the forehead 4) Bruise at the right side of the forehead, just behind the outer angle of the right eye 5) Two areas of bruising over the right side of the head 6) Bruising at the upper right of the back of the scalp 7) Bruising on the left of the back of the scalp 8) Bruising over the left temple 9) Bruising over the left side of the front of the top of the head 10) Bruising to the right of the midline of the top of the head.
The boy also told his parents that he was in pain and could not even hold a pen properly due to bruising on his hand.
The review, released Monday, calls into question much of the original coroner's report, which overlooked the bruising and ruled that Wood died from accidental drowning.
JOCKEY Willy Twiston-Davies missed his rides at Cheltenham yesterday after suffering bruising in a fall at Warwick the previous day.
Bruising was rated by the both the patient and physician by means of a visual analogue scale on days 0, 3, 7, 10, 14, and 17.
The significance of bruising in infants: a forensic postmortem study.