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working

  
  ( workings    plural  )
1       adj   Working people have jobs which they are paid to do.  
ADJ n  
Like working women anywhere, Asian women are buying convenience foods.     
2       adj   Working people are ordinary people who do not have professional or very highly paid jobs.  
ADJ n   (=working class)  
The needs and opinions of ordinary working people were ignored...     
3       adj   A working day or week is the amount of time during a normal day or week which you spend doing your job.  
  (mainly BRIT)   ADJ n  
For doctors the working day often has no end..., Automation would bring a shorter, more flexible working week.     
in AM, usually use workday, work week     
4       adj   A working day is a day on which people go to work.  
  (mainly BRIT)   ADJ n  
The full effect will not be apparent until Tuesday, the first working day after the three day holiday weekend.     
in AM, usually use workday     
5       adj   Your working life is the period of your life in which you have a job or are of a suitable age to have a job.  
ADJ n  
He started his working life as a truck driver.     
6       adj   The working population of an area consists of all the people in that area who have a job or who are of a suitable age to have a job.  
ADJ n  
Almost 13 per cent of the working population is already unemployed.     
7       adj   Working conditions or practices are ones which you have in your job.  
ADJ n  
The strikers are demanding higher pay and better working conditions.     
8       adj   Working clothes are designed for doing work in, and are intended to be practical rather than attractive.  
ADJ n  
9       adj   A working relationship is the relationship you have with someone when you work with them.  
ADJ n  
The vice-president seems to have a good working relationship with the president.     
10       adj   A working farm or business exists to do normal work and make a profit, and not only for tourists or as someone's hobby.  
ADJ n  
11       adj   The working parts of a machine are the parts which move and operate the machine, in contrast to the outer case or container in which they are enclosed.  
ADJ n  
12       adj   A working model is one that has parts that move.  
ADJ n  
13       adj   A working knowledge or majority is not very great, but is enough to be useful.  
ADJ n  
This book was designed in order to provide a working knowledge of finance and accounts...     
14       adj   A working title or definition is one which you use when starting to make or do something, but which you are likely to change or improve.  
ADJ n  
His working title for the script was `Trust the People'.     
15       n-plural   Theworkingsof a piece of equipment, an organization, or a system are the ways in which it operates and the processes which are involved in it.  
usu N of n  
Neural networks are computer systems which mimic the workings of the brain...     
16   
    in working order  
    order  


hard-working      , hardworking  
If you describe someone as hard-working, you mean that they work very hard.      adj  
He was hardworking and energetic.     
working capital     
Working capital is money which is available for use immediately, rather than money which is invested in land or equipment.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  
working class        ( working classes    plural  ) The working class or the working classes are the group of people in a society who do not own much property, who have low social status, and who do jobs which involve using physical skills rather than intellectual skills.      n-count-coll   the N  
...increased levels of home ownership among the working classes.     
      Working class is also an adjective., adj   usu ADJ n  
...a self-educated man from a working class background..., The group is mainly black, mainly working-class.     
working group        ( working groups    plural  ) A working group is the same as a working party.      n-count-coll  
There will be a working group on international issues.     
working men's club        ( working men's clubs    plural  ) A working men's club is a place where working people, especially men, can go to relax, drink alcoholic drinks, and sometimes watch live entertainment.      n-count  
working party        ( working parties    plural  ) A working party is a committee which is formed to investigate a particular situation or problem and to produce a report containing its opinions and suggestions.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count-coll   (=working group)  
They set up a working party to look into the issue.     
in AM, usually use working group     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
exp.
J'aime travailler !
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
n.
an ambitious woman who thinks her career really matters more than many things and is not willing to compromise on it
n.
i cannot believe
n.
enseño historia
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
id.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
exp.
ça craint! ; c'est nul!
[Arg.];[Slang]
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'
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
exp.
En cualquier momento, tendré pruebas para conformarlo.
adj.
the decision is yours
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
exp.
It is healthy to laugh
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