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grooming call

grooming call
 n.— «“Grooming calls”—those calls made just to say hi, to let someone know you’re thinking of them—can release healthy endorphins. The report calls the mobile “an antidote to urban alienation.”» —“Never Alone” The Age (Australia) May 15, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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