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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."
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.
vomit something up
to bring up something from the stomach by vomiting. The dog vomited the chocolate cake up. Fido vomited up the rabbit.
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.
To eject some contents of the stomach through the mouth: I vomited up my dinner. The bird vomited the worm up for its young.