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shopping with the purpose of boosting one's mood
I don't get a mood boost from shopping, so retail therapy isn't even an option.
by The Return of Light Joker July 17, 2010
Intensive shopping for nothing in particular than can lead to large credit card bills and inevitably immense debt or loss of property.
My girlfriend went for some retail therapy the other day because her best mate called her fat and now we have a £3000 credit card bill and can't pay our mortgage.
by Jamie Churchard January 03, 2006