i wouldn't want to be in her shoes definition, i wouldn't want to be in her shoes meaning | English dictionary



      vb   takes an infinitive without: to or an implied infinitive, used as an auxiliary  
1    to form the past tense or subjunctive mood of will1  
2    with: you, he, she, it, they, or a noun as subject   to indicate willingness or desire in a polite manner  
would you help me, please?     
3    to describe a past action as being accustomed or habitual  
every day we would go for walks     
4    I wish  
would that he were here     
See at should  

      adj   prenominal  
1    Usually derogatory   wanting or professing to be  
a would-be politician     
2    intended to be  
would-be generosity     
3    Derogatory   a person who wants or professes to be something that he is not  
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relative to people who are attached but don't want to be too intimate with someone on whom they are dependent
be in a good shape
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
done because you want to
[US] i did the proyect voluntary to improve my grade
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
someone who is picky about food, doesn't want to try new foods
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
to be staggering
Das ist ein Hammer!
able to be seen
[US] Ex.: the car in front of us was visible because we had the lights on
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
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
quit disobeying; start acting like someone would want to
E.g. Finally, her husband has come to heel and they will buy a new car, as she wants.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
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!
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
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
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
when sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
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