Is licking your wounds actually a good thing? - lick the wound


Do You (Figuratively) Lick Your Wounds? Should You? | Psychology Today lick the wound

lick your wounds definition: 1. to spend time getting back your strength or happiness after a defeat or bad experience 2. to. Learn more.

Wound licking is an instinctive response in humans and many other animals to lick an injury. Dogs, cats, small rodents, horses, and primates all lick wounds.

That being said, don't trust someone else's dog to lick your cut finger or bruise.