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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
1. Los Angeles or Hollywood, especially with regard to the film and television industry, in their reputed glamour and trendiness 2. a fanciful state or dreamworld [be in la-la land = a state of being out of touch with reality]
[US] [informal] 1. She's very fond of stories about life in la-la land 2. He's unrealistic about these issues and looks like he's in la-la land the whole time
exp.
1. break; fall apart; 2. be in a bad mood
n.
a virtual component in cyberspace which may be in any form and may execute any function, solely or partially.
[Tech.]
exp.
be stupid
expression used when someone becomes irritating
v.
be exactly right
[Fam.] Ex.: Her guess was right on the money.
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
exp.
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
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
exp.
be consumed by an emotion; experience an intense feeling
be beside oneself with joy/ grief/ anger etc.
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
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      n  
1    any of a group of colours with a reddish hue that are of low to moderate saturation and can usually reflect or transmit a large amount of light; a pale reddish tint  
2    pink cloth or clothing  
dressed in pink     
3    any of various Old World plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Dianthus, such as D. plumarius (garden pink), cultivated for their fragrant flowers  
   See also       carnation       1  
4    any of various plants of other genera, such as the moss pink  
5    the flower of any of these plants  
6    the highest or best degree, condition, etc. (esp. in the phrases in the pink of health, in the pink)  
7   
a    a huntsman's scarlet coat  
b    a huntsman who wears a scarlet coat  
      adj  
8    of the colour pink  
9      (Brit)  
informal   left-wing  
10      (U.S.)  
derogatory  
a    sympathetic to or influenced by Communism  
b    leftist or radical, esp. half-heartedly  
11    Informal   of or relating to homosexuals or homosexuality  
the pink vote     
12    (of a huntsman's coat) scarlet or red  
      vb  
13    intr      another word for       knock       7  
     (C16 (the flower), C18 (the colour): perhaps a shortening of pinkeye)  
  pinkish      adj  
  pinkness      n  
  pinky      adj  
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pink, pink, pink, clove pink


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