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retail therapy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishretail therapyˈretail ˌtherapy noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 the act of buying things that you do not need when you are unhappy because you think it will make you feel better – often used humorouslyshopaholic 🔊 What you need is a bit of retail therapy!
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retail therapyBut now she lacks the credit for this retail therapy.
From Longman Business Dictionaryretail therapyˌretail ˈtherapy noun [uncountable] when people go shopping in order to feel better, rather than because they really need to buy things, often used humorously
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