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taking the sting out the rash
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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
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"Taking the sting out of the rash" is also used as a
slang expression in certain parts of the U.S., usually
rural 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 is
saying he had to stop what was a bad situation or it would
have been worse -- he would have continued to lose even more
money. 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 from
Kentucky who both use this sting-rash phrase per above. -Luv,
Mizzie
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My guess is: If you rub some cortisone cream on a rash the pain goes away.
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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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