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as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly

Foolish people are apt to repeat their missteps. A: "I can't believe Sarah is going skiing again, after she broke her leg the last time." B: "Well, as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly."
See also: dog, folly, fool, repeat, return

vomit something out

Fig. [for something] to spill forth a great deal of something. The volcano vomited the lava out for days. It vomited out hot lava for months.
See also: out, vomit

vomit something up

to bring up something from the stomach by vomiting. The dog vomited the chocolate cake up. Fido vomited up the rabbit.
See also: up, vomit

vomit forth

1. To be discharged forcefully and abundantly; spew or gush: The dam burst, and the floodwaters vomited forth.
2. To eject or discharge something in a gush; spew something out: The volcano vomited forth lava and ash. The belly of the ship opened and vomited the cargo forth.
See also: forth, vomit

vomit up

To eject some contents of the stomach through the mouth: I vomited up my dinner. The bird vomited the worm up for its young.
See also: up, vomit
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Lizzy Caplan reportedly felt horrified and hurt at Michael Sheen's reaction especially since he vomited right after touching her breast.
These differences revealed that the females who vomited only were more likely than the binge-drinking only females to have been threatened and to have been forced to have sex.
Students, who were taught how to self-score the survey, were advised to seek help if they scored 20 or higher on the EAT-26, vomited to control their weight, binged once or more per week, or exercised to control their weight once or more a day.
According to Goodstein, the presence of mouth cells and saliva in the blood stain suggested ``the likelihood that this has been expectorated from the mouth rather than vomited.
Only 23 percent of the women receiving levonorgestrel reported nausea, and less than 6 percent vomited.
Prolonged nausea and vomiting may indicate obstruction, and food eaten many hours or even days before may be vomited.
In August this year, Lady Gaga vomited during a show in Romania.
Following the attack, Jimenez vomited at least four times and sought treatment at a nearby hospital, where a doctor noted his injuries, records indicate.
They found more than half the participants in the study vomited during the first trimester of pregnancy.