It's a pleasure/my pleasure meaning, It's a pleasure/my pleasure definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( pleasures    plural  )
1       n-uncount   If something gives you pleasure, you get a feeling of happiness, satisfaction, or enjoyment from it.  
oft N from/in n/-ing  
Watching sport gave him great pleasure..., Everybody takes pleasure in eating...     
2       n-uncount   Pleasure is the activity of enjoying yourself, especially rather than working or doing what you have a duty to do.  
He mixed business and pleasure in a perfect and dynamic way..., I read for pleasure.     
3       n-count   A pleasure is an activity, experience or aspect of something that you find very enjoyable or satisfying.  
oft N of n/-ing  
Watching TV is our only pleasure., ...the pleasure of seeing a smiling face.     
4    If you meet someone for the first time, you can say, as a way of being polite, that it is a pleasure to meet them. You can also ask for the pleasure of someone's company as a polite and formal way of inviting them somewhere.  
a pleasure/the pleasure      convention  
`A pleasure to meet you, sir,' he said...     
5    You can say `It's a pleasure' or `My pleasure' as a polite way of replying to someone who has just thanked you for doing something.  
It's a pleasure/my pleasure             convention  
`Thanks very much anyhow.'—`It's a pleasure.'     
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something is easy to do
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
ظاهر او باين على وجهك
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
management by walking/wandering around; it's a form of management based on frequent informal visits to the subordinates'work area and direct interaction with them
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
vintage light on police car, i.e. a single dome with rotating lights inside. Thus nicknamed because of it's resemblance with bubblegum machines.
[US];[Coll.] Syn. bubble gum machine, gumball machine.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
it sounds interesting or attractive
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
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