get well

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get well

Recover from illness, as in I hope you get well soon. This idiom uses well in the sense of "in good health," a usage dating from the mid-1500s.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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