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  ( retreats    plural & 3rd person present)   ( retreating    present participle)   ( retreated    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you retreat, you move away from something or someone.  
`I've already got a job,' I said quickly, and retreated from the room...      V prep, Also V  
2       verb   When an army retreats, it moves away from enemy forces in order to avoid fighting them.  
The French, suddenly outnumbered, were forced to retreat...      V  
      Retreat is also a noun., n-var  
In June 1942, the British 8th Army was in full retreat.     
3       verb   If you retreatfrom something such as a plan or a way of life, you give it up, usually in order to do something safer or less extreme.  
I believe people should live in houses that allow them to retreat from the harsh realities of life...      V from/into n  
      Retreat is also a noun., n-var   usu N from/into n  
The President's remarks appear to signal that there will be no retreat from his position...     
4       n-count   A retreat is a quiet, isolated place that you go to in order to rest or to do things in private.  
oft supp N  
He spent yesterday hidden away in his country retreat.     
5    If you beat a retreat, you leave a place quickly in order to avoid an embarrassing or dangerous situation.  
beat a retreat      phrase   V inflects  
Cockburn decided it was time to beat a hasty retreat.     
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(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.
Sin sacrificio no hay beneficio.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
serving no purpose
not an easy task
no activitiy
Economy term
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...
acronyme de "there is no alternative"
phrase chère jadis à Mme THATCHER reprise au G20 de novembre 2011 contre le Premier ministre grec et son référendum
little or no possibility of something to happen
basic, standard, with no special features
1. [person] dishonest or suspect 2. [object] unreliable
[US] [informal] Ex1: I think his sources are hinky and I'll have to look into them. Ex2: Your brakes are a little hinky and you should get them replaced
[subj: poiicemen] to herd [demonstrators] into a compact group in order to control their movements
1. [Mil.] a pilot who comes in support of the leading aircraft. He is positionned besides and slightly behind the leading aircraft. 2. [Fig.] a person who helps a friend to approach potential partners
2. this meaning has been popularised by the TV series How I Met Your Mother
1. throw someone or something out of a window 2. [fig.][fam.] dismiss/remove (sb) from a position of authority/power
Ex1: The inspector considers the assumption that the victim might have been defenastrated. Ex2: Due to the lack of results, the decision was taken to 'defenestrate' the manager.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
[as interjection] an expression of congratulations, thanks or respect
big up to the team for a great job
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
defeat someone with arguments during a discussion; knock out [Fig.]
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