gesture of good will meaning, gesture of good will definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( gestures    plural & 3rd person present)   ( gesturing    present participle)   ( gestured    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A gesture is a movement that you make with a part of your body, especially your hands, to express emotion or information.  
Sarah made a menacing gesture with her fist..., He throws his hands open in a gesture which clearly indicates his relief.     
2       n-count   A gesture is something that you say or do in order to express your attitude or intentions, often something that you know will not have much effect.  
oft N of n  
He questioned the government's commitment to peace and called on it to make a gesture of good will...     
3       verb   If you gesture, you use movements of your hands or head in order to tell someone something or draw their attention to something.  
I gestured towards the boathouse, and he looked inside...      V prep  
He gestures, gesticulates, and moves with the grace of a dancer.      V  
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hand gesture of approval
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
having good taste
be in a good shape
he is a very good seller
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
all right; good, OK, satisfactory
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
1. the art of public speaking in which gesture, vocal production, and delivery are emphasized 2.the study of formal speaking in pronunciation, grammar, style, and tone.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
buying or selling of goods tangible or intangible and services commonly on internet actually happen in cyberspace is called ecommerce or cyber commerce
when sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
term coined by the James Bond movie, meaning that a great danger will come for Bond to overcome
anyone with a good definition ?
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
expression used to describe something working fine, good or excellent
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.)
take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact
disappear ; be absent; leave (temporary or for good)
E.g. "Now, that the parents are out of the picture, we can throw a party". (meaning=Now, that the parents left, that they are no longer here) "James is out of the picture, him and Mary split up"
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
the impossibility to make a good quality product using bad quality materials
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