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Usually pronounced hweər for meanings 2 and 3.     
1       quest   You use where to ask questions about the place something is in, or is coming from or going to.  
Where did you meet him?..., Where's Anna?..., Where are we going?..., `You'll never believe where Julie and I are going.'—`Where?'     
2       conj   You use where after certain words, especially verbs and adjectives, to introduce a clause in which you mention the place in which something is situated or happens.  
He knew where Henry Carter had gone..., If he's got something on his mind he knows where to find me..., Ernest Brown lives about a dozen blocks from where the riots began.     
      Where is also a relative pronoun., pron  
...available at the travel agency where you book your holiday..., Wanchai boasts the Academy of Performing Arts, where everything from Chinese Opera to Shakespeare is performed.     
3       quest   You use where to ask questions about a situation, a stage in something, or an aspect of something.  
If they get their way, where will it stop?..., It's not so simple. They'll have to let the draft board know, and then where will we be?     
4       conj   You use where after certain words, especially verbs and adjectives, to introduce a clause in which you mention a situation, a stage in something, or an aspect of something.  
It's not hard to see where she got her feelings about herself..., She had a feeling she already knew where this conversation was going to lead..., I didn't know where to start.     
      Where is also a relative pronoun., pron  
...that delicate situation where a friend's confidence can easily be betrayed..., The government is at a stage where it is willing to talk to almost anyone.     
5       conj   You use where to introduce a clause that contrasts with the other parts of the sentence.   (=whereas)  
Sometimes a teacher will be listened to, where a parent might not.     
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exp.
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
exp.
there is something really obvious that no one talks about
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
n.
à coup fait, il n'y a pas de remède
n.
des goûts et des couleurs, on ne discute pas
id.
when sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
n.
contre la mort il n'y a pas de philtre
n.
des femmes et des chevaux il n'y en a point sans défaut
n.
in hiver comme en été, jamais samedi ne s'est passé que le soleil n'y ait mis son nez
n.
de marchand à marchand il n'y a que la main
exp.
il y a fagot et fagot
n.
à vivre, on apprend toujours quelque chose
n.
à chemin battu, il ne croît point d'herbe
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
adj.
the decision is yours
exp.
It is healthy to laugh
[US]
n.
à forte faim, il n'y a pas de pain dur
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