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lifetime  

  ( lifetimes    plural  )
1       n-count   A lifetime is the length of time that someone is alive.  
usu sing, oft poss N  
During my lifetime I haven't got around to much travelling., ...an extraordinary lifetime of achievement.     
2       n-sing   The lifetime of a particular thing is the period of time that it lasts.  
with poss  
...the lifetime of a parliament., ...a satellite's lifetime.     
3    If you describe something as the chance or experience of a lifetime, you are emphasizing that it is the best or most important chance or experience that you are ever likely to have.  
of a lifetime      phrase   n PHR     (emphasis)    This could be not just the trip of a lifetime but the experience of a lifetime.     
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exp.
absolutely not; not in this lifetime
Slang expression used mostly in 19th century
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!
n.
the skillful art of eyeing and identifying employment arrangements, by either job seekers or the publishers of staffing vacancies.
[Bus.] Ex.: Jack was adept at employerism and thus was able to fill most of the job openings in his department in a relatively short period of time.

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