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of a n.
my idiot of a brother that monster of a boss
de: mon imbécile de frère, ce monstre de patron

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piece

  

      n  
1    an amount or portion forming a separate mass or structure; bit  
a piece of wood     
2    a small part, item, or amount forming part of a whole, esp. when broken off or separated  
a piece of bread     
3    a length by which a commodity is sold, esp. cloth, wallpaper, etc.  
4    an instance or occurrence  
a piece of luck     
5    Slang   a girl or woman regarded as an object of sexual attraction  
a nice piece     
6    an example or specimen of a style or type, such as an article of furniture  
a beautiful piece of Dresden china     
7    Informal   an opinion or point of view  
to state one's piece     
8    a literary, musical, or artistic composition  
9    a coin having a value as specified  
fifty-pence piece     
10    a small object, often individually shaped and designed, used in playing certain games, esp. board games  
chess pieces     
11   
a    a firearm or cannon  
b    (in combination)  
fowling-piece     
12    any chessman other than a pawn  
13      (U.S. and Canadian)   a short time or distance  
down the road a piece     
14      (Scot. and English)  
dialect  
a    a slice of bread or a sandwich  
b    a packed lunch taken to work, school, etc.  
15    usually pl     (Austral. and N.Z.)   fragments of fleece wool  
   See also       oddment       2  
16    give someone a piece of one's mind  
Informal   to criticize or censure someone frankly or vehemently  
17    go to pieces  
a    (of a person) to lose control of oneself; have a breakdown  
b    (of a building, organization, etc.) to disintegrate  
18    nasty piece of work     (Brit)  
informal   a cruel or mean person  
19    of a piece          of the same kind; alike  
20    piece of cake  
Informal   something easily obtained or achieved  
      vb   tr  
21    often foll by: together   to fit or assemble piece by piece  
22    often foll by: up   to patch or make up (a garment) by adding pieces  
23      (Textiles)   to join (broken threads) during spinning,   (See also)        piece out  
     (C13 pece, from Old French, of Gaulish origin; compare Breton pez piece, Welsh peth portion)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
something that you say which means you cannot make a good quality product using bad quality materials
n.
son of a bitch
acronym
exp.
belly of a pregnant woman
n.
A list of blogs on a blog (usually placed in the sidebar of a blog) that reads as a list of recommendations by the blogger of other blogs.
n.
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
n.
a prank on Twitter consisting of posting a link to a picture of a duck on wheels
n.
the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
adj.
1. nervous, anxious; 2. at the forefront of a trend; experimental or avant-garde
1. She was nervous and edgy, still chain-smoking. 2. Their songs combine good music and smart, edgy ideas
n.
a demonym, also referred to as a gentilic, is a name for a resident of a locality.
ex.: the demonym for the people of Italy is Italian.
n.
a member of a European people of Russia, living chiefly in the middle Volga region
a member of a European people of Russia, living chiefly in the middle Volga region
n.
a body part is a part of a human body, usually one that has been cut or torn from the body in a violent incident (such as an accident, an explosion, etc)
n.
result of a legal proceeding (American); considered conclusion after thoughtful analysis
Judgement is a stronger word than opinion.
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.
the complete opposite of a sugar daddy, one who tries, but is broke and fronting.
[Slang] salty mama
n.
a teenager who spends most of his time in front of a screen (computer, smartphone, tablet, TV)
n.
A wooden crossbar of a carriage or wagon to which the traces of the harness are fastened.
exp.
drinking out of a can or a bottle without touching it with the lips, by pouring the content from distance
n.
replacement of a rail transport service (tram, subway, train) with a bus
[Neologism] from "bus" and "substitution"
n.
A process by which fish are taken from a weir with the use of a net which is dipped in the water
n.
1. the state of being joined together 2. in logic, the connection of isolated facts by means of a general description or hypothesis which applies to them all
n.
a lengthy commercial (frequently of a half-hour or hour's duration) parading as information or a documentary, though not necessarily presented by a celebrity.
n.
(#BD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 delegators, chosen and controlled by them. 25 basis delegates can choose a council delegate.
Anarchists in Spain have chosen basis delegates in 1936. Similar delegates have been chosen during many struggles of the people : shop stewards in UK, revocable delegates in Italy during the 70th.
exp.
humanitarian compassive care for avoiding suffering of a terminal state patient
Medical term
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.
(#CD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 basis delegates, chosen and controlled by them. 25 council delegates can choose a deputy-delegate.
exp.
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
n.
Total loss of reaction to the light of Pupillas , It means thar Brain is no more reactive. It means Cardiac Arrest, Cereabral Death or f the subject is conscient action of a Mydriatic Drug.
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
n.
Public Health principal task of a Samu . Reception Evaluation, Triaging of Medical Emergencies through Medical Hotline.
See also Medical Regulator Physician

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