a fair day's work meaning, a fair day's work definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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fair

  
[1]  
      adj  
1    free from discrimination, dishonesty, etc.; just; impartial  
2    in conformity with rules or standards; legitimate  
a fair fight     
3    (of the hair or complexion) light in colour  
4    beautiful or lovely to look at  
5    moderately or quite good  
a fair piece of work     
6    unblemished; untainted  
7    (of the tide or wind) favourable to the passage of a vessel  
8    sunny, fine, or cloudless  
9    prenominal  
Informal   thorough; real  
a fair battle to get to the counter     
10    pleasant or courteous  
11    apparently good or valuable, but really false  
fair words     
12    open or unobstructed  
a fair passage     
13    (of handwriting) clear and legible  
14    a fair crack of the whip or (Austral.) a fair shake of the dice, fair go  
Informal   a fair opportunity; fair chance  
15    in a correct or just way  
16    fair do's  
a    equal shares or treatment  
b    an expression of appeal for equal shares or treatment  
17    fair enough!   an expression of agreement  
18    fair go!     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   come off it!; I don't believe it!  
19    fair to middling   about average  
      adv  
20    in a fair way; correctly  
act fair, now!     
21    absolutely or squarely; quite  
the question caught him fair off his guard     
22    Dialect   really or very  
fair tired     
      vb  
23    intr  
Dialect   (of the weather) to become fine and mild  
      n  
24    Archaic   a person or thing that is beautiful or valuable, esp. a woman  
     (Old English fæger; related to Old Norse fagr, Old Saxon, Old High German fagar, Gothic fagrs suitable)  
  fairness      n  
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exp.
quite a lot
we came in for a fair bit of criticism; I've travelled in Asia a fair bit
n.
A day's work ; a fixed or definite amount of work ; a work quota.
Etymology : comes from dog, the o has been change in a a. Ex.: Man does not live by money alone, where would we be without our daily darg? Alasdair Gray,. ;[Slang];[US]; Etymology : comes from dog, the o has been change in a a. Ex.: Man does not live by money alone, where would we be without our daily darg? Alasdair Gray,.
exp.
Outfit Of The Day
langage internet
exp.
Face Of The Day
langage internet
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well
n.
Work In Progress
can be used as an adjectif : this program is WIP
n.
grunt work is hard, uninteresting work
US informal
exp.
work perfectly performed
When I asked the students to do their homework, they did a bang up job.
adv.
wORK REQUIRED TO RESTORE INCLUDES EMERGENT WORK.
[US] DEFFINATION
exp.
manufactured according to fair trade principles: équitablement fabriqué?
n.
first day date for calculation of pregnancy
For calculation of Pregnancy Age
exp.
1.act silly; 2. avoid work
[Slang]
exp.
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
o.
could refer to a very weak cup of tea/pint of beer
n.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
[Bus.]
n.
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
exp.
be kept waiting
exp.
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
exp.
The duck's nuts, the best, the top.
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
v.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"

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