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lovely

  
  ( lovelier    comparative)   ( loveliest    superlative  )
1       adj   If you describe someone or something as lovely, you mean that they are very beautiful and therefore pleasing to look at or listen to.  
  (mainly BRIT)   (=beautiful)  
You look lovely, Marcia..., He had a lovely voice..., It was just one of those lovely old English gardens.     
  loveliness      n-uncount   (=beauty)  
You are a vision of loveliness.     
2       adj   If you describe something as lovely, you mean that it gives you pleasure.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
mainly SPOKEN  
(=marvellous, wonderful)  

Mary! How lovely to see you!..., It's a lovely day..., What a lovely surprise!     
3       adj   If you describe someone as lovely, you mean that they are friendly, kind, or generous.  
  (mainly BRIT)   (=delightful)  
Laura is a lovely young woman..., She's a lovely child.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
n.
If you say that you are starving, you mean that you are very hungry.
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
exp.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
exp.
an expression used to when you are about to cry
[Slang] Ex. : oh my creys!
exp.
a qué hora sales del trabajo?
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
love you loads
"je t'aime beaucoup" in French
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
exp.
you only live once
[Fam.] acronym
o.
talk to you later
n.
person that you date
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
adj.
done because you want to
[US] i did the proyect voluntary to improve my grade
adj.
the decision is yours
id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
o.
Shortening of Talk To You Soon
exp.
vous ne m'en voudrez pas si je vous demande pourquoi ?
do you mind my asking why you are so late? = vous ne m'en voudrez pas / puis-je vous demander pourquoi vous êtes si en retard ?
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
n.
face that people are showing during orgasm
SLANG
n.
at what times you climb for class today
[UK]
exp.
t'as pas compris, tu veux que je te fasses un dessin?
what part of "you can't come with us" don't you understand? what part of "NO" don't you understand?
n.
attractive woman that you marry to show your success
exp.
something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.

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