black-and-blue

black-and-blue

[blak-uhn-bloo]
adjective
discolored, as by bruising; exhibiting ecchymosis: a black-and-blue mark on my knee.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English

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black-and-blue
 
adj
1.  (of the skin) discoloured, as from a bruise
2.  feeling pain or soreness, as from a beating

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