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Trade Descriptions Act  

   , Trades Descriptions Act  
In Britain, theTrade Descriptions Act or theTrades Descriptions Act is a law designed to prevent companies from presenting their goods or services in a dishonest or misleading way.      n-sing   the N  
Last year it was convicted and fined under the Trades Descriptions Act for placing For Sale boards on empty homes in the area.     
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trade  


      n  
1    barter, business, buying and selling, commerce, dealing, exchange, traffic, transactions, truck  
2    avocation, business, calling, craft, employment, job, line, line of work, métier, occupation, profession, pursuit, skill  
3    deal, exchange, interchange, swap  
4    clientele, custom, customers, market, patrons, public  
      vb  
5    bargain, barter, buy and sell, deal, do business, exchange, have dealings, peddle, traffic, transact, truck  
6    barter, exchange, swap, switch  

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n.
abbr. Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
[Leg.] Is a multinational treaty for the purpose of establishing international standards for intellectual property rights enforcement.
id.
une catastrophe naturelle
exp.
manufactured according to fair trade principles: équitablement fabriqué?
exp.
1.act silly; 2. avoid work
[Slang]
exp.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
n.
a ban or a partial prohibition on trade of weapons with a particular country, in order to isolate it
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
n.
blend of "slacker" and "activism". Act of participating to pointless activities as a type of activism.
Signing on-line petitions or wearing bracelets against war are forms of slacktivism
n.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
exp.
expression used to describe an attempt to organize a difficult or unpredictable situation; trying to coordinate a group of people who tend to act chaotically
[Bus.] E.g: Some say that managing a team is herding cats.
exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
exp.
find a a partner for someone and act as an intermediary for the two persons to meet
n.
act of covering an object, such as a tree, house, or another structure with toilet paper
Syn.: TP'ing
n.
the act of transferring virtual content or value on the Internet to a specific destination
[Tech.]
exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
n.
the act of changing the ownership of a virtual property from one person to another
[Tech.]

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