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      adj   , busier, busiest  
1    actively or fully engaged; occupied  
2    crowded with or characterized by activity  
a busy day     
3      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   (of a room, telephone line, etc.) in use; engaged  
4    overcrowded with detail  
a busy painting     
5    meddlesome; inquisitive; prying  
      vb   , busies, busying, busied  
6    tr   to make or keep (someone, esp. oneself) busy; occupy  
     (Old English bisig; related to Middle Dutch besich, perhaps to Latin festinare to hurry)  
  busyness      n  

busy Lizzie  
      n   a balsaminaceous plant, Impatiens balsamina, that has pink, red, or white flowers and is often grown as a pot plant  
busy signal  
      n      U.S. and Canadian equivalent of       engaged tone  
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get drunk or take drugs; get high
get seriously involved in a relationship
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
something easy to get
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
à tout vivant une fin
go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important
Other expression: to get your knickers in a knot
hin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly
relating to, involving, or dealing with abstract, general, or universal statements or laws
a set of ideas, rules, or beliefs from which something is developed, or on which decisions are based
The educational framework of ISB is much different from the framework (curriculum) where I used to go to school. I do like it though.
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships
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.
go cold turkey, to stop using an addictive substance abruptly and completely. to undergo sudden and complete withdrawal from a habitual activity or behavior pattern. to begin or do something without planning, preparation, or practice.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"
the process of using the knowledge or information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion, or the opinion that you form ()
I have to make deductions about the meaning of words in poem then, I could understand more.
a book that gives lists of facts, for example people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, or the names and addresses of business companies, usually arranged in alphabetical order.
1. the discharge or release of a person appearing in court of all criminal charges because they have been found not guilty. 2. a release from an obligation, duty, or debt.
legal E.g After the clear acquittal from the judge, he had to start his life all over again.
Of, relating to, or occurring on or near the surface of the earth. Eg.: a surficial geologic deposit.
surf(ace) + (superf)icial
money paid to someone because they have suffered injury or loss, or because what they own has been damaged
[US] She received a compensation from the government for the damage caused to her property.
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