on the rebound

idiom

1
: in the process of bouncing back after hitting something
The fielder caught the ball on the rebound off the wall.
2
: sad and confused because a romantic relationship has recently ended
She refused to date him while he was still on the rebound.
3
chiefly US : getting better
His health is on the rebound.

Examples of on the rebound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web White misfired on a 3 and Porzingis was called for a foul on the rebound, but Aaron Gordon missed his corner 3-point attempt on the other end. Kyle Hightower, USA TODAY, 20 Jan. 2024 Amandine Henry got her head on a corner kick, and while her shot was saved by Alyssa Naeher, Riley was there to pounce on the rebound. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2023 Pharma’s contractors might finally be on the rebound IQVIA, a multibillion-dollar firm that sells services to the drug industry, saw its share price rise 5% yesterday after reporting financial results that beat Wall Street’s estimates, bucking months of declines and revisions among its peers. Damian Garde, STAT, 15 Feb. 2024 Robles missed a short jumper with five seconds left, but a jump ball on the rebound gave the ball back to Ridge. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 13 Feb. 2024 Trammell missed a 3 at the other end, Blackshear was fouled on the rebound, and his two free throws created the final four-point margin (allowing Nevada to cover a 2.5-point betting spread). Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Feb. 2024 As a result, confidence in U.S. diplomatic engagement is on the rebound in the region. Michael J. Green, Foreign Affairs, 31 Jan. 2022 Its surprising departure last January left a grocery void at a time when the shopping center was otherwise on the rebound with new tenants like Barrio Mexican Kitchen + Bar and Crows Coffee. David Hudnall, Kansas City Star, 17 Jan. 2024 Previously plagued by empty storefronts and a quaint character that seemed to be out of fashion, Seaport Village has been on the rebound, attracting a host of high-profile restaurants, including Malibu Farm, scheduled to open next month. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 July 2023

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“On the rebound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20rebound. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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