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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'?
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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.
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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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She was told staff were unable to offer any explanation for the sudden bruising.
Trauma team personnel and clinicians should not casually disregard patterned bruising as insignificant, as its presence is suggestive of serious underlying injuries.
Planning more study into whether lidocaine, alone or with epinephrine, helps pain and bruising, Dr.
Tight elastic socks can leave a mark around an infant's leg that mimics this, in which case the parent should be able to provide a sock with dimensions that match the bruising.
5 m on three different structural materials, namely wood, rubber and stainless steel to determine of bruising damage of olive fruit.
However, if you start to see larger bruises that appear without any known cause or if you start to see frequent bruising soon after starting a new medication, you should see your doctor soon.
Bruising is a significant marker for other injuries in infants presenting to coronial autopsy, and homicide occurs more commonly in this group, conclude the authors.
Mr Parvaiz also had two broken ribs and there was bruising consistent with kick marks on the backs of his shoulders.
But Dr Martin Gillett, who carried out a post-mortem examination for the Wirral coroner,failed to notice the bruising,and said Mr Williams had suffered a fatal stroke.
Child protection experts at a groundbreaking conference in Cardiff yesterday heard how different patterns of bruising and broken bones can be telltale signs of play, accidents or physical abuse.
Upon the initial skin examination, the nurse noted areas of mild bruising across her abdomen and arms, a common adverse effect of anticoagulant therapy.
Worcester Crown Court heard how the child, who cannot be named, had scorch marks caused by a 'hot, rodlike object' as well as multiple bruising, but was denied professional medical help for four days.
Accidental bruising is most likely to occur among toddlers who are just beginning to walk, Dr.
We take the bruising and consequent spoiling of fruits and vegetables as a simple, annoying fact of life.