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gone

  

      vb  
1       the past participle of       go   1  
      adj   usually postpositive  
2    ended; past  
3    lost; ruined (esp. in the phrases gone goose or gosling)  
4    dead or near to death  
5    spent; consumed; used up  
6    Informal   faint or weak  
7    Informal   having been pregnant (for a specified time)  
six months gone     
8    usually foll by: on  
Slang   in love (with)  
9    Slang   in an exhilarated state, as through music or the use of drugs  
10    gone out  
Informal   blankly and without comprehension, as if stupefied in surprise  
      adv  
11    past  
it's gone midnight     
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n.
an Internet business which has failed
exp.
Face Of The Day
langage internet
exp.
Outfit Of The Day
langage internet
n.
last days, hours or minutes of life
Medical term
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
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.
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well
exp.
an expression used to when you are about to cry
[Slang] Ex. : oh my creys!
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
n.
face that people are showing during orgasm
SLANG
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
n.
If you say that you are starving, you mean that you are very hungry.
n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
n.
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
n.
someone to whom everybody is turning when they need advice, help
[Fam.]
exp.
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
vi.
When a large group of competing corporations hope to use the government to protect or enhance their interests.
Economic Term.
n.
term used in football when a player makes an acrobatic movement using his legs
exp.
expression used when referring to someone's profession, background, social class or life experience
E.g: People from all walks of life will participate to the event
n.
a brief moment when one does not remember something or is confused
n.
when a person kills someone then takes their own life it is referred to as a murder suicide
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
exp.
(about a movie or TV series) reach a point when, due to a unauthentic scene, it loses the appreciation of the public
made popular by "Indiana Jones" whose hero survives an explosion by hiding in a fridge
n.
unconventional monetary policy used by central banks to stimulate the national economy when conventional monetary policy has become ineffective.
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."
n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order

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