time is a great healer

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - time is a great healer

"time is a great healer"

emotional or physical distress and pain are naturally reduced with the simple passage of time


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - time is a great healer

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I just contacted that supplier that we had a major disagreement with last year.

Colleague 2:  Do you mean that supplier that we stopped doing business with because of the billing errors?

Colleague 1:  Yes, that is the one. The account manager yelled and screamed at me and told me they would never do business with us again.

Colleague 2:  I guess that old adage of time is a great healer is not true.

Colleague 1:  Not in this case. That manager was as angry as ever.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - time is a great healer

A mother and daughter are talking ...

Daughter:  My life is over. I feel so sad and lonely. He broke my heart and I will never love again.

Mother:  It is OK, sweetheart. Feeling terrible after a breakup is natural. Just remember that time is a great healer. In a couple of months, this will all be a faded memory and you will be happy and ready for your next boyfriend.

Daughter:  Thanks Mom.

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time is a great healer - Gerund Form:

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time is a great healer - Examples:

1)  Despite being ditched at such short notice, 25 years later it appears time is a great healer and Kiefer is still fond of Julia.

2)  You bury those emotions. They say that time is a great healer, but it isn't. It just scabs over and gets scratched ...

3)  Does time really heal all wounds? THEY say time is a great healer. I disagree. Time alone is not enough to send grief away.

4)  ... people power revolution has completely dissipated. It is not just because time is a great healer. It is also because ...

5)  Time is a great healer, and I think everyone in the band realized that there was something ...

6)  ... when communication had broken down irretrievably, I filed for divorce. Time is a great healer, the saying goes, but four years on I was still experiencing ...

7)  Ongoing therapy has helped me forget about one certain 6-0 result. Time is a great healer and I can now watch ...

8)  ... deeper issues. Possibly to the point of no return. People say time is a great healer... I say time heals wounds but scars are left to remind you ...

9)  But as time is a great healer, things were getting better and refugees were finally settling in their newfound ...

10)  It's said that time is a great healer, but no one ever gets over the pain of losing a loved one.

11)  I mean, I think that - you know, the idea that time is a great healer is not really true. Our wounds aren't really ever healed.

12)  Will I forgive? Eventually. Time is a great healer, after all. Will I forget? Never.

13)  But you know, time is a great healer, and after seven years, I managed to get people speaking to ...

14)  The pain of losing a parent is unimaginable. They say time is a great healer but it never clears the memory.

15)  As the saying goes, time is a great healer, and I slowly bounced back over the years.

16)  They say time is a great healer, but I'm not sure I will ever forget.

17)  ... haven't cried in almost a year and that says a lot. Time is a great healer and slowly mine are being healed. Forgiving him was my biggest obstacle.

18)  ... and it usually doesn't matter much anyways -- time is a great healer, especially when it comes to public opinion.

19)  He didn't deserve to go so soon. They say time is a great healer, but the pain of losing you will never go away.

20)  But the "time is a great healer" philosophy doesn't work for serious trauma.