One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Recover from an illness.‘he was beginning to pull round after his operation’
recuperate, get better, get well, convalesce, regain one's strength, regain one's health, get stronger, get back on one's feet, feel oneself again, get back to normal, return to healthView synonyms
- ‘His devastated sister, Heather, who donated healthy stem cells in a ‘one in a million’ match, said Simon started to pull round, but his immune system was low after chemotherapy.’
- ‘We never failed to take our daily anti-malaria pills, so it was not a very bad attack, but affecting the digestive system as this form of malaria usually did, it was very debilitating and it took him a fair time to pull round from it.’
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