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heal (someone) of (something)

To cure someone of a particular ailment (named after "of"); to restore someone's health. My doctor seems to think that only a surgeon can heal me of this back pain.
See also: heal, of

heal over

To heal or mend, usually of an injury or wound that has broken the skin. The doctor didn't' t give me stitches because he thinks my cut will heal over pretty quickly on its own.
See also: heal, over

heal up

1. To heal or mend, as of a wound or injury. The doctor didn't give me stitches because he thinks my cut will heal up pretty quickly on its own. Will it really take three months for my broken leg to heal up?
2. To recover or be restored to health following an injury or illness. The injured player spent most of the season healing up. Don't worry, we'll make sure your shifts are covered. You just stay home and heal up.
3. To repair or restore someone or something to health. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "heal" and "up." This ointment will help heal up that cut a lot quicker. Don't worry, the medical team here will heal you up in no time.
See also: heal, up

physician, heal thyself

proverb Do not rebuke or correct someone else for the very faults or problems of which you yourself are guilty. A: "You coddle Tommy way too much—you need to be stricter with him!" B: "Me? You give in to every demand he makes. Sheesh—physician, heal thyself!"
See also: heal, thyself

time heals all wounds

proverb Emotional pain lessens over time. I know it's hard to consider now, as you're grieving, but time heals all wounds. I'm sure you will reconcile with Kathleen eventually. After all, time heals all wounds.
See also: all, heal, time, wound


Wealthy. The foundation relies on big donations from well-heeled citizens.
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heal over

[for the surface of a wound] to heal. The wound healed over very quickly, and there was very little scarring. I hope it will heal over without having to be stitched.
See also: heal, over

heal someone of something

to cure someone's ailments. Are you the doctor who healed me of my wounds? Can any doctor heal us of a common cold?
See also: heal, of

heal up

[for an injury] to heal. The cut healed up in no time at all.
See also: heal, up

Physician, heal thyself.

Prov. Do not rebuke someone for a fault or problem you have yourself. (Biblical.) Ellen: You're such a spendthrift. You should go on a strict budget. Fred: But you manage money even worse than I do! Physician, heal thyself. Jane: You look like you're gaining weight. You should probably get more exercise. Alan: Physician, heal thyself. You're getting a little pudgy, too.
See also: heal, thyself


 and well-fixed; well-off
Fig. wealthy; with sufficient money. My uncle can afford a new car. He's well-heeled. Everyone in his family is well-off.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

physician, heal thyself

before attempting to correct others, make sure that you aren't guilty of the same faults yourself. proverb
This expression alludes to Luke 4:23: ‘And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country’.
See also: heal, thyself
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and well-heeled
1. mod. rich. His father died and left him pretty well-fixed.
2. and well-healed mod. alcohol intoxicated. You might say he is well-heeled. You might say he’s dead drunk, too.




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Those who believe are healed. But the nagging correlation is this: Those who are not healed must not really believe.
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Indeed repentance means "turning around." The wounds of past prejudices, injustices and broken trust will never be healed unless we "strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being." Ever since the General Synod of 1969 set us in a new direction, aboriginal and non-aboriginal Anglicans have been learning to walk together in a different way.
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This leaves the healed fabric as strong and flexible as before.