on attachment

idiom

British
: working for a limited time in a particular place
usually + to
She's on attachment to Australia for a month.

Examples of on attachment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The concept is based on attachment theory, which includes our early experiences in attachment relationships (e.g., with our parent/s or other caregivers) forming the foundation of our well-being. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 29 Aug. 2023 As an increasing number of psychologists step into the role of mental-health influencer, opening the door to fame and financial incentives, their posts—on attachment styles or unresolved trauma or whatever else might be the disorder du jour—are reaching millions of people. Time, 24 Aug. 2023 Jacobs agrees with Büscher on the finding’s potential value but notes that designers working on attachment problems might not readily become aware of such discoveries in insect physiology. Gary Hartley, Scientific American, 23 Feb. 2022 Third, ambiguous loss is a relational phenomenon, based on attachment. New York Times, 15 Dec. 2021

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“On attachment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20attachment. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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