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n.
something easy to get
exp.
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important
Other expression: to get your knickers in a knot
exp.
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
nm.
acronym of Lunar Module, little vehicle created especially to move on the moon during XXth century 's space conquest.
n.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
v.
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
exp.
acronym for Let Me Know, as to ask the other party to get back to you
exp.
The choice of web suicide or deletion of interactions for one’s own amounts to web death with regard to ones internet life.
[Tech.]
n.
person skilled for an activity, especially for one involving motion (like sports; dance)
una canción de los 90
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
n.
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
n.
donner un oeuf pour avoir un boeuf
n.
çà ne casse rien
exp.
get drunk or take drugs; get high
n.
c'est un coup à se tuer
exp.
get seriously involved in a relationship
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
exp.
[as interjection] an expression of congratulations, thanks or respect
big up to the team for a great job
n.
very large collection of digital data, whose analysis allows to predict patterns and behaviours through inductive reasoning
[Tech.] big data can be applied to behavioural retargeting in marketing, but also to predict epidemies through Google searches or analysing DNA
adj.
name given to the Great Lakes Storm of 1913
exp.
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
exp.
ne tue pas la poule pour avoir l'oeuf
exp.
what`s up
Slang; casual greeting "Wazzup, my friend?"
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