convalescing


convalescing
   exiled
   A Chinese Communist evasion:
    ... if a high official is said to have a cold he's likely to be fired, if he's 'convalescing' he has been exiled. (Theroux, 1988)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • Convalescing — Convalesce Con va*lesce , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Convalesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Convalescing}.] [L. convalscere; con + valescere to grow strong, v. incho. of valere to be strong. See {Vallant}.] To recover health and strength gradually, after… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convalescing — con·va·lesce || ‚kÉ’nvÉ™ les v. recover, recuperate, get well …   English contemporary dictionary

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