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1       n-uncount   A person's health is the condition of their body and the extent to which it is free from illness or is able to resist illness.  
oft with poss  
Caffeine is bad for your health.     
2       n-uncount   Health is a state in which a person is not suffering from any illness and is feeling well.  
In hospital they nursed me back to health.     
3       n-uncount   The health of something such as an organization or a system is its success and the fact that it is working well.   (=prosperity)  
There's no way to predict the future health of the banking industry.     


health care worker        ( health care workers    plural  ) A health care worker is someone who works in a hospital or health centre.      n-count  
health centre        ( health centres    plural  )
in AM, use health center      A health centre is a building in which a group of doctors have offices or surgeries where their patients can visit them.      n-count   (=surgery)  
health club        ( health clubs    plural  ) A health club is a private club that people go to in order to do exercise and have beauty treatments.      n-count  
health farm        ( health farms    plural  ) A health farm is a hotel where people go to get fitter or lose weight by exercising and eating special food.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use spa     
health food        ( health foods    plural  ) Health foods are natural foods without artificial ingredients which people buy because they consider them to be good for them.      n-mass   oft N n  
health visitor        ( health visitors    plural  ) In Britain, a health visitor is a nurse whose job is to visit people in their homes and offer advice on matters such as how to look after very young babies or people with physical disabilities.      n-count  
ill health     
Someone who suffers from ill health has an illness or keeps being ill.      n-uncount  
He was forced to retire because of ill health...     
National Health Service     
In Britain, theNational Health Service is the state system for providing medical care. It is paid for by taxes.      n-proper   the N   (=NHS)  
An increasing number of these treatments are now available on the National Health Service.     
occupational health     
Occupational health is the branch of medicine that deals with the health of people in their workplace or in relation to their job.      n-uncount  
For many years, experts in occupational health have puzzled over symptoms reported by office workers, including headache, nausea and fatigue.     
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exp.
il vaut mieux prévenir que guérir
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
n.
bon silence vaut mieux que mauvaise dispute
n.
celui qui a la santé est riche
n.
faute avouée est à demi pardonnée
n.
du bois solide vaut mieux que du bois bien peint
n.
deux avis valent mieux qu'un
n.
comfortable in wealth
west african language:yorubas i am tutuola
n.
humorous term for soulmate, partner, spouse
[Hum.]
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
v.
change something into something better
Jesus can fanute water into wine.
exp.
il vaut mieux un qui sait que cent qui cherchent
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
exp.
il vaut mieux pain sans nappe que nappe sans pain
n.
donner une bouchée de nourriture quand il vit vaut mieux que pleurer quand il est mort
adj.
the decision is yours
exp.
It is healthy to laugh
[US]
exp.
il vaut mieux être seul que mal accompagné
exp.
il vaut mieux être murier qu'amandier
exp.
il vaut mieux laver son vieux kimono que d'en emprunter un neuf
exp.
il vaut mieux se disputer avec quelqu'un d'intelligent que de parler à un imbécile
exp.
il vaut mieux qu'un clocher se démolisse plutôt qu'un pauvre gueux devienne riche
n.
ce que l'on apprend durant l'enfance est mieux gravé que dans la pierre
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