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reputation

  

      n  
1    the estimation in which a person or thing is generally held; opinion  
2    a high opinion generally held about a person or thing; esteem  
3    notoriety or fame, esp. for some specified characteristic  
4    have a reputation   to be known or notorious, esp. for promiscuity, excessive drinking, or the like  
     (C14: from Latin reputatio a reckoning, from reputare to calculate, meditate; see repute)  
  reputationless      adj  
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exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
adv.
on my way
acronym, sms language
exp.
Oh My God
[Abbrev.]
exp.
an expression used to when you are about to cry
[Slang] Ex. : oh my creys!
id.
the phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the words being part of a foreign language
Syn.: excuse my French
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
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.
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
exp.
laughing my fucking ass off
[Slang];[Arg.]
exp.
expression used for catching the attention of an audience
exp.
vous ne m'en voudrez pas si je vous demande pourquoi ?
do you mind my asking why you are so late? = vous ne m'en voudrez pas / puis-je vous demander pourquoi vous êtes si en retard ?
exp.
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
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.
n.
my idiot of a brother that monster of a boss
de: mon imbécile de frère, ce monstre de patron
exp.
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have
exp.
acronym for Let Me Know, as to ask the other party to get back to you
n.
(british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".
Slang
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]

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