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On the mend

English Meaning 1

healing / getting better (medical context)

English Example 1

(doctor to a patient)
“Good to see you again David, now, let’s see that arm again . . . just take the bandage off . . . ok, still a bit red, but it’s on the mend, keep the bandage on a couple more days and then is should be ok to come off”

English Meaning 2

English Example 2

(patient to a doctor)
“I’d had a cold and I thought I was on the mend, but then this cough came back really strong and it won’t go away”


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