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1       adj   English means belonging or relating to England, or to its people or language. It is also often used to mean belonging or relating to Great Britain, although many people object to this.  
      The English are English people., n-plural   the N  
2       n-uncount   English is the language spoken by people who live in Great Britain and Ireland, the United States, Canada, Australia, and many other countries.  


English breakfast        ( English breakfasts    plural  ) An English breakfast is a breakfast consisting of cooked food such as bacon, eggs, sausages, and tomatoes. It also includes toast and tea or coffee.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
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exp.
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."
abbr. acron.
I don't give a fuck
adj.
relative to people who are attached but don't want to be too intimate with someone on whom they are dependent
psychology
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
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'
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.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
n.
people
Slang; used as written abbreviation
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
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