on the rebound

idiom

Definition of on the rebound 

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.

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