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be beside oneself with exp.
be consumed by an emotion; experience an intense feeling
be beside oneself with joy/ grief/ anger etc.

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
exp.
be stupid
expression used when someone becomes irritating
v.
be exactly right
[Fam.] Ex.: Her guess was right on the money.
exp.
be in a good shape
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
exp.
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act
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.
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
exp.
think alike about a certain topic; be aligned in opinions; feel the same way about smth.
id.
be more successful than others in a competitive situation or do things in advance in order to succeed in a competition.
That basketball team was ahead of the game that is why they won!
exp.
disappear ; be absent; leave (temporary or for good)
E.g. "Now, that the parents are out of the picture, we can throw a party". (meaning=Now, that the parents left, that they are no longer here) "James is out of the picture, him and Mary split up"
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
exp.
be/not be interested in getting married and having a family
exp.
behave in a manner that is commonly considered as specific to women
[Fam.] it is used most frequently when referring to men who show lack of courage or an excessive shyness or sensitivity. E.g Don't be a pussy; You're such a pussy
exp.
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
v.
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
exp.
be a man
familiar
exp.
to be staggering
Das ist ein Hammer!
exp.
be kept waiting
exp.
be tone-deaf
comes from a pun related to Van Gogh (a painter) cutting off his left ear and the expression "have an ear for music" = be particularly good at learning music
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
v.
utter a soliloquy ; talk to oneself
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beside

  

      prep  
1    next to; at, by, or to the side of  
2    as compared with  
3    away from; wide of  
beside the point     
4    Archaic   besides  
5    beside oneself   postpositive; often foll by: with   overwhelmed; overwrought  
beside oneself with grief     
      adv  
6    at, by, to, or along the side of something or someone  
     (Old English be sidan; see by, side)  
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