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catch you on the rebound

slang See or talk to you later. I'm heading out now—catch you on the rebound!
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on the rebound

1. Regaining strength or otherwise recovering well from something. Pundits expect the stock market to be on the rebound this week after last week's sudden slide.
2. Experiencing feelings of unhappiness or grief after a romantic relationship has ended. If you want to start a serious relationship with Mindy, don't ask her out now—she's on the rebound and still cries over her breakup every day.
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rebound from (someone or something)

1. To return to a good health following an illness or injury. I thought I would be bedridden with the 'flu for a week, but I managed to rebound from it after just a couple days. I've never seen someone rebound from a broken ankle so quickly!
2. To recover from some negative or unfortunate situation, especially very quickly or suddenly. The company has managed to rebound from the financial disaster brought about by their last product with one of the most exciting new pieces of technology we've seen in years. We were lucky enough to be able to recover from the economic downturn fairly easily, but many other businesses weren't so fortunate.
3. slang To enter into a new sexual or romantic relationship as a means of dealing with the failure of a previous relationship. She's been hooking up with a lot of younger guys recently. I think she's just rebounding from the divorce. I know you're rebounding from Sarah right now, but I don't think jumping into a brand-new relationship is a good idea right now.
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rebound relationship

A romantic relationship that one begins, often as a means of distraction, while still recovering from the end of a different relationship. Oh, Peggy doesn't really love that guy—she's just in a rebound relationship so that she doesn't feel so heartbroken about Pat leaving her.
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rebound from something

1. Lit. to bounce back from something. The ball rebounded from the wall and hit Randy hard on the elbow. When the ball rebounded from the backboard, it bounced onto the court and Tom tripped on it.
2. Fig. to recover quickly from something. Barbara rebounded from her illness in less than a week. I hope I can rebound from this cold quickly.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on the rebound

Reacting to or recovering from an unhappy experience, especially the end of a love affair. For example, A month after breaking up with Larry, Jane got engaged to Bob, a classic case of being on the rebound . This metaphoric term, alluding to the bouncing back of a ball, has been used in the present sense since the mid-1800s, although rebound alone had been used figuratively for much longer.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

on the rebound

while still affected by the emotional distress caused by the ending of a romantic or sexual relationship.
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on the ˈrebound

while you are sad and confused, especially after a relationship has ended: She married John on the rebound from Geoff. I knew it wouldn’t last.
If a ball rebounds, it bounces back after it has hit a hard surface.
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