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bird

  
  ( birds    plural  )
1       n-count   A bird is a creature with feathers and wings. Female birds lay eggs. Most birds can fly.  
2       n-count   Some men refer to young women as birds. This use could cause offence.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL  
3   
    early bird  
    game bird  
4    If you refer to two people as birds of a feather   , you mean that they have the same interests or are very similar.      
birds of a feather             phrase   v-link PHR  
5    A bird in the hand is something that you already have and do not want to risk losing by trying to get something else.  
a bird in the hand      phrase  
6    If you say that a little bird told you about something, you mean that someone has told you about it, but you do not want to say who it was.  
little bird      phrase  
7    If you say that doing something will kill two birds with one stone, you mean that it will enable you to achieve two things that you want to achieve, rather than just one.  
kill two birds with one stone      phrase   V inflects  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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adj.
cool, balanced, self-confident
e.g. a very together woman
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
adj.
term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships
exp.
a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
n.
au vol on connaît l'oiseau
exp.
plume la poule sans la faire crier
n.
à chaque oiseau plaît son nid
n.
à chaque oiseau son nid est beau
n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things.
[Slang] related to bro-mance
n.
set of words and word groups together with their definition, translation, grammar category or usage examples, and which can be searched through an index or a search engine
n.
1. the state of being joined together 2. in logic, the connection of isolated facts by means of a general description or hypothesis which applies to them all
v.
meet; cross each other's lives; be brought together
E.g.:They crossed paths fifteen years ago and they are best friends since then.
n.
a new word formed by joining together two others and combining their meanings. Examples: brunch, camcorder, carjack, motel, greenwash, smog, workaholic.
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
exp.
cruche et pierre ne peuvent aller ensemble
culture générale le fort et le faible ne font pas bon ménage
n.
c'est l'oiseau matinal qui attrape le vers
exp.
il a battu les buissons et un autre a pris les oiseaux
culture générale ce proverbe signifie que quelqu'un a fourni un travail qui a profité à un autre
n.
deux chats dans un même sac ne peuvent vivre ensemble
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