console (someone or oneself) with (something)

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console (someone or oneself) with (something)

To comfort or soothe someone with a particular thing or method. After my daughter lost her beloved teddy bear, I tried to console her with other toys, but nothing has helped thus far. It's not the healthiest idea to console yourself with sweets.
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console someone with something

to use something to comfort someone. We consoled her with a sympathy card and flowers. He sat down and consoled himself with a beer or two.
See also: console
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'At any rate,' resumed she, pursuing her advantage, 'you can console yourself with the assurance that you are worthy of all the love he gives to you.'
If you are squeamish and moral, Ned, console yourself with the reflection that at the very worst your fortune-hunting can make but one person miserable or unhappy.
From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats.
And it was open to you to console yourself with the thought that, after all, this stage of bother meant that your departure from these shores was indeed approaching at last.
The receiver is as bad as the thief, you know; and you needn't console yourself with any fictitious moral superiority concerning this little deal."
Half the odds will still allow a decent return to celebrate (or console yourself with if you're a Hammers fan) when they lose the final to one of the Big Five.
As comforting as it is to console yourself with those sayings and believe that fate will intervene and deliver what you want, I think you need to be realistic if you want to achieve these goals.
Coleen says AS comforting as it is to console yourself with those sayings and believe that fate will intervene and deliver what you want, I think you need to be realistic if you want to achieve these goals.
From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats.
Console yourself with the knowledge that a properly bigengined Mustang is the least expensive way to this amount of V8 power you can buy new today.
But if you're sat at home wishing you were at Hazeltine cheering on Europe, console yourself with the fact Torrance reckons you're having a blast too.
Less than that-well, make sure you finish college first or marry really rich, so you have a fallback position to console yourself with when (not if) your dream of stellar fame and fortune doesn't pan out.
You might feel obliged to accept for fear of appearing not to have a sense of humour and console yourself with the thought that everybody might at least buy you a PS1 box of Maltesers.
Console yourself with a bottle of Anchor's 41st annual Christmas Ale.
But console yourself with this: The harder the fight, the greater the triumph--and if it was easy, you wouldn't be needed--anyone could do it!