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fair

  
[1]  
      adj  
1    free from discrimination, dishonesty, etc.; just; impartial  
2    in conformity with rules or standards; legitimate  
a fair fight     
3    (of the hair or complexion) light in colour  
4    beautiful or lovely to look at  
5    moderately or quite good  
a fair piece of work     
6    unblemished; untainted  
7    (of the tide or wind) favourable to the passage of a vessel  
8    sunny, fine, or cloudless  
9    prenominal  
Informal   thorough; real  
a fair battle to get to the counter     
10    pleasant or courteous  
11    apparently good or valuable, but really false  
fair words     
12    open or unobstructed  
a fair passage     
13    (of handwriting) clear and legible  
14    a fair crack of the whip or (Austral.) a fair shake of the dice, fair go  
Informal   a fair opportunity; fair chance  
15    in a correct or just way  
16    fair do's  
a    equal shares or treatment  
b    an expression of appeal for equal shares or treatment  
17    fair enough!   an expression of agreement  
18    fair go!     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   come off it!; I don't believe it!  
19    fair to middling   about average  
      adv  
20    in a fair way; correctly  
act fair, now!     
21    absolutely or squarely; quite  
the question caught him fair off his guard     
22    Dialect   really or very  
fair tired     
      vb  
23    intr  
Dialect   (of the weather) to become fine and mild  
      n  
24    Archaic   a person or thing that is beautiful or valuable, esp. a woman  
     (Old English fæger; related to Old Norse fagr, Old Saxon, Old High German fagar, Gothic fagrs suitable)  
  fairness      n  
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exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
exp.
something is easy to do
exp.
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
exp.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
exp.
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
n.
management by walking/wandering around; it's a form of management based on frequent informal visits to the subordinates'work area and direct interaction with them
[Bus.]
n.
"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).
exp.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
exp.
En cualquier momento, tendré pruebas para conformarlo.
exp.
quite a lot
we came in for a fair bit of criticism; I've travelled in Asia a fair bit
exp.
virtual electronic assets, value or obligations bequeathed to a person after its former owner's death
[Tech.];[US];[Internet] value or obligations in cyberspace transitable upon the death of an individual
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
v.
am not
as in, I amn't going to the store. to replace the word ain't.
exp.
non, pas encore
id.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
exp.
ça craint! ; c'est nul!
[Arg.];[Slang]
exp.
manufactured according to fair trade principles: équitablement fabriqué?
exp.
absolutely not; not in this lifetime
Slang expression used mostly in 19th century

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