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your

  
  (unstressed)  
      determiner  
1    of, belonging to, or associated with you  
your nose, your house, your first taste of freedom     
2    belonging to or associated with an unspecified person or people in general  
the path is on your left heading north, this lotion is for your head only     
3    Informal   used to indicate all things or people of a certain type  
your part-time worker is a problem     
4    your actual     (Brit)  
informal   (intensifier)  
here is your actual automatic tin-opener     
     (Old English eower, genitive of ge ye1; related to Old Frisian juwe, Old Saxon euwa, Old High German iuwer)  


by-your-leave  
      n   a request for permission (esp. in the phrase without so much as a by-your-leave)  
in-your-face  
      adj  
Slang   aggressive and confrontational  
provocative in-your-face activism     
mind-your-own-business  
      n   a Mediterranean urticaceous plant, Helxine soleirolii, with small dense leaves: used for cover  
roll-your-own  
      n  
Informal   a hand-rolled cigarette  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
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
adv.
in spite of the flaws/minuses/disadvantages; with goods and bads; with minuses and pluses
love / accept smb. flaws and all = love /accept smb. as he/she is, with qualities and flaws.
adj.
liked best of all
[US] Example Sentence: Reverso is my newest favorite online dictionary so I have shared it with my EAL students in the high school.
adj.
all right; runing smoothly
[Slang];[UK] Everything is tickety-boo with building our new house; soon we will move in.
exp.
intensifying expression, often used with "look"
he looked for all the world as if he was going to cry: il avait vraiment l'air d'être sur le point de pleurer
adj.
all right; good, OK, satisfactory
informal
exp.
sauve ton coeur
No idea what this means MJB
exp.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
id.
use your common sense or resourcefulness
n.
to support your family
exp.
expression used for catching the attention of an audience
exp.
calm down!
exp.
absolutely not; not in this lifetime
Slang expression used mostly in 19th century
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
exp.
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
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.
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
v.
Coja su chaqueta de la percha
Español de españa En este caso Get se refiere a obtener, traducido como coger, pies Obtener suena muy extraño.
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
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.
n.
face that people are showing during orgasm
SLANG
exp.
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important
Other expression: to get your knickers in a knot
n.
attractive woman that you marry to show your success
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
exp.
go to the extreme; do everything that could be done; exhaust all possibilities and resources

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