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never

  

      adv  
      sentence substitute  
1    at no time; not ever  
2    certainly not; by no means; in no case  
      interj  
3      (Also)    well I never!   surely not!  
     (Old English næfre, from ne not + æfre ever)  
In informal speech and writing, never can be used instead of not with the simple past tenses of certain verbs for emphasis (I never said that; I never realized how clever he was), but this usage should be avoided in serious writing  


never-ending  
      adj   having or seeming to have no end; interminable  
never-never   Informal  
      n  
1    the hire-purchase system of buying  
2      (Austral)   remote desert country, as that of W Queensland and central Australia  
      adj  
3    imaginary; idyllic (esp. in the phrase never-never land)  
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id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
exp.
something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
n.
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
n.
a person you can go to for help, advice or information
conj.
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.
n.
at what times you climb for class today
[UK]
exp.
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
n.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
[US] constraints on spending have forced the company to rethink its plans.
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
t'as pas compris, tu veux que je te fasses un dessin?
what part of "you can't come with us" don't you understand? what part of "NO" don't you understand?
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 ?
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
v.
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
exp.
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
exp.
expression meaning "things never change"
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.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
exp.
laughing my fucking ass off
[Slang];[Arg.]
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
id.
put a stop to something
exp.
faire des avances à qn.
n.
what the fuck?
grossier
exp.
what the hell
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
exp.
drinking out of a can or a bottle without touching it with the lips, by pouring the content from distance
v.
leave without paying (in a restaurant for example)
[Slang] aka: dine and dash

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