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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.
a prank on Twitter consisting of posting a link to a picture of a duck on wheels
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.
device combining the features of a smartphone and a tablet, with a size in the middle
[Bus.];[Comp.] like Samsung Galaxy Note
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.
result of a legal proceeding (American); considered conclusion after thoughtful analysis
Judgement is a stronger word than opinion.
n.
something that is bottom-up originates among the lower-ranking members of a hierarchy and moves upwards to affect those higher up
exp.
drinking out of a can or a bottle without touching it with the lips, by pouring the content from distance
n.
A wooden crossbar of a carriage or wagon to which the traces of the harness are fastened.
n.
a teenager who spends most of his time in front of a screen (computer, smartphone, tablet, TV)
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.
the preferred terminology used among the management hierarchy of a business establishment in reference to native ideas and common interests related to their particular field.
syn.: slang, jargon
exp.
A small business that is typically owned and run by members of a family
n.
prolegomena -an introduction at the start of a book, usually used in plural form
n.
replacement of a rail transport service (tram, subway, train) with a bus
[Neologism] from "bus" and "substitution"
n.
transformation of a story or a product in a game
o.
word used to describe the sound made by the wheels of a train
by extension, it can be applied to other rhythmic similar sounds (for example, the sound of a clock or of a typing machine)
n.
very short presentation of a product or a company that you would do to somebody you meet briefly, like in an elevator, to attract his/her attention
exp.
humanitarian compassive care for avoiding suffering of a terminal state patient
Medical term
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.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
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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