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  (REMAINING)  
1    Left is the past tense and past participle of leave.  
2       adj   If there is a certain amount of something left   , or if you have a certain amount of it left   , it remains when the rest has gone or been used.         
v-link ADJ, v n ADJ  
Is there any gin left?..., He's got plenty of money left..., They still have six games left to play.      If there is a certain amount of something left over, or if you have it left over, it remains when the rest has gone or been used.  
left over      phrase   usu v-link PHR  
So much income is devoted to monthly mortgage payments that nothing is left over., ...a large bucket of cut flowers left over from the wedding.     
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v.
excessive fluid from the mouth - combination of 'to slobber' and 'to salivate'
n.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
exp.
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
exp.
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
exp.
expression meaning "things never change"
n.
dans 10' environ
n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
nm.
acronym of Lunar Module, little vehicle created especially to move on the moon during XXth century 's space conquest.
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
v.
leave without paying (in a restaurant for example)
[Slang] aka: dine and dash
exp.
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"
conj.
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though <You use albeit to introduce a fact or comment which reduces the force or significance of what you have just said. FORMAL adv ADV with cl/group (=although)
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.
n.
perpetrator(perpetrador)
n.
plat (met)
n.
scallion (synonym)
n.
divorcer (avec)
n.
small handbag without handles
exp.
(metaphorically) die
[Fig.]
adj.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
exp.
(metaphorically) manipulation attempt
His speech was nothing but smoke and mirrors
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