taking the sting out the rash
taking the sting out the rash to make the rash stop hurting, burning, stinging.A rash, a red swelling which can sting or itch or burn.For example. a bee sting can cause a rash.JT was using lemon juice as a medicne to help the stop the sting.ld
"Taking the sting out of the rash" is also used as aslang expression in certain parts of the U.S., usuallyrural sections. For example: Joe: "All I did was pour money in that car for repairs."Moe: "So what did you do?"Joe: "I sold it -- at a heavy loss. But I had to do something to take the sting out of the rash!" Used in this country-like manner of speaking, Joe issaying he had to stop what was a bad situation or it wouldhave been worse -- he would have continued to lose even moremoney. By selling the car, he eased what would have dragged on to a long-term problem.....I know a man from Oklahoma and a lady fromKentucky who both use this sting-rash phrase per above. -Luv,Mizzie
My guess is: If you rub some cortisone cream on a rash the pain goes away.
Thanks for the explanation, Mizzie. Giving an example made it perfect. It looks as if this board might even be of use for the native speakers as you were the only one able to explain.Anja
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