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

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pleasure

  
  ( 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  
  (politeness)   
`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  
  (formulae)   
`Thanks very much anyhow.'<emdash>`It's a pleasure.'     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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exp.
something is easy to do
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
n.
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'
exp.
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
n.
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
[Bus.]
n.
"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).
exp.
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!
exp.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
exp.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
exp.
En cualquier momento, tendré pruebas para conformarlo.
exp.
virtual electronic assets, value or obligations bequeathed to a person after its former owner's death
[Tech.];[US];[Internet] value or obligations in cyberspace transitable upon the death of an individual
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
id.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
exp.
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.
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
exp.
ça craint! ; c'est nul!
[Arg.];[Slang]
v.
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.
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
exp.
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
o.
could refer to a very weak cup of tea/pint of beer
n.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
[Bus.]
n.
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.

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