rest-cure


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rest-cure

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1. (Medicine) a rest taken as part of a course of medical treatment, as for stress, anxiety, etc
2. an easy undemanding time or assignment: usually used with a negative: it's no rest-cure, I can assure you.
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Noun1.rest-cure - rest as a medical treatment for stress or anxiety etc.
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
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Elmes' health failed and he died from consumption during a rest-cure in the West Indies.
Pat Roller is taking a rest-cure, leaving this column in the capable hands of colleague Iain Atholl.
The spend-crazy boxer is also expected to take to the shops as a rest-cure from his punishing training schedule.