lick one's wounds

(在遭遇挫敗、受到處罰或批評等之後) 自我慰藉;恢復元氣。

例句:

  • After the terrible meeting and all the criticism, Tony went back to his office to lick his wounds. (在這一可怕的會議及眾人的批評之後,東尼回到自己的辦公室恢復情緒)
  • The baseball team was still licking its wounds after its unexpected defeat. (這支棒球隊在意外遭到挫敗之後,還未完全恢復元氣)

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