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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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A case in point is Lori Curry's other Sheltie, Raz, who was famous for eating paper money, a utility glove that he passed whole, and a dryer sheet that made him sick until he vomited it up a week later.
Lizzy Caplan reportedly felt horrified and hurt at Michael Sheen's reaction especially since he vomited right after touching her breast.
Only seven (23%) patients in group1 (dexamethasone) vomited as compared to 11 (37%) patients in group 2 and 13 (43%) patients in group 3.
Only 7% of all subjects reported no history of vomiting during their diarrhoeal illness, and 86% reported having vomited in the past 24 hours.
Those who developed nausea said $70, and patients who vomited in the recovery room said $112, according to Dr.
After just 3 years of watching commercials for exercise equipment and TV shows full of good-looking, superthin actors, the number of Fijian girls who said they vomited to lose weight jumped from 3 percent to 15 percent.
Vomiting group members were defined as those individuals who reported having vomited at least once in the past month for the purpose of losing weight.
Cyclic vomiters peak at 13 times an hour, but averaged only two episodes per month, whereas the chronic group vomited once or twice an hour, but every day of the month.