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cultural

  
1       adj   Cultural means relating to a particular society and its ideas, customs, and art.  
usu ADJ n  
...a deep sense of personal honor which was part of his cultural heritage., ...the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation which promotes cultural and educational exchanges between Britain and India.     
  culturally      adv   ADV adj, ADV with cl  
...an informed guide to culturally and historically significant sites..., Culturally, they have much in common with their neighbours just across the border.     
2       adj   Cultural means involving or concerning the arts.  
ADJ n  
...the sponsorship of sports and cultural events by tobacco companies.     
  culturally      adv   ADV adj, ADV with cl  
...one of our better-governed, culturally active regional centres<endash>Manchester or Birmingham, say.     


cross-cultural     
Cross-cultural means involving two or more different cultures.      adj   ADJ n  
Minority cultures within the United States often raised issues of cross-cultural conflict.     
cultural awareness     
Someone's cultural awareness is their understanding of the differences between themselves and people from other countries or other backgrounds, especially differences in attitudes and values.      n-uncount  
...programs to promote diversity and cultural awareness within the industry.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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metaphoric expression for getting married
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Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
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expression meaning "things never change"
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expression used when nothing is going well
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polite expression offering to do something for someone
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intensifying expression, often used with "look"
he looked for all the world as if he was going to cry: il avait vraiment l'air d'être sur le point de pleurer
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expression used to show full agreement on smth.
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[as interjection] an expression of congratulations, thanks or respect
big up to the team for a great job
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expression used to designate something that happens very rarely
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expression used to indicate that something happens very quickly
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expression used for catching the attention of an audience
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expression used to label someone as young and unexperienced
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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.
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expression used to describe something working fine, good or excellent
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expression used for letting someone know that he/she should prepare for a difficult or unpleasant upcoming event
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expression referring to the belief that those who hold the power are entitled to anything
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expression used to describe something that is in decline or has lost the qualities that made it popular, appealing, successful
used originally in media to describe a show or a movie that is declining in popularity. E.g: I loved their ads, but with the last ones they just jump the shark.
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generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination
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expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
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expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
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expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
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expression used to describe a lost opportunity or something that is unlikely to happen in the current circumstances
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expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
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expression used for describing a perfect compatibility (between people, things, factors etc.)
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expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
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1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
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expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
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expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
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expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
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expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
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expression meaning that one should not criticize someone else for a mistake that he/she also makes or a flaw that he/she also has

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