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      n   pl   , men  
1    an adult male human being, as distinguished from a woman  
2    modifier   male; masculine  
a man child     
3    a human being regardless of sex or age, considered as a representative of mankind; a person  
4    sometimes cap   human beings collectively; mankind  
the development of man     
5      (Also called)    modern man  
a    a member of any of the living races of Homo sapiens, characterized by erect bipedal posture, a highly developed brain, and powers of articulate speech, abstract reasoning, and imagination  
b    any extinct member of the species Homo sapiens, such as Cro-Magnon man  
6    a member of any of the extinct species of the genus Homo, such as Java man, Heidelberg man, and Solo man  
7    an adult male human being with qualities associated with the male, such as courage or virility  
be a man     
8    manly qualities or virtues  
the man in him was outraged     
a    a subordinate, servant, or employee contrasted with an employer or manager  
b    (in combination)  
the number of man-days required to complete a job     
10    usually pl   a member of the armed forces who does not hold commissioned, warrant, or noncommissioned rank (as in the phrase officers and men)  
11    a member of a group, team, etc.  
12    a husband, boyfriend, etc.  
man and wife     
13    an expression used parenthetically to indicate an informal relationship between speaker and hearer  
14    a movable piece in various games, such as draughts  
15      (S. African)  
slang   any person: used as a term of address  
16    a vassal of a feudal lord  
17    as one man          with unanimous action or response  
18    be one's own man   to be independent or free  
19    he's your man   he's the person needed (for a particular task, role, job, etc.)  
20    man and boy   from childhood  
21    sort out or separate the men from the boys   to separate the experienced from the inexperienced  
22    to a man  
a    unanimously  
b    without exception  
they were slaughtered to a man     
23    Informal   an exclamation or expletive, often indicating surprise or pleasure  
      vb   , mans, manning, manned   tr  
24    to provide with sufficient men for operation, defence, etc.  
to man a ship     
25    to take one's place at or near in readiness for action  
26      (Falconry)   to induce (a hawk or falcon) to endure the presence of and handling by man, esp. strangers  
     (Old English mann; related to Old Frisian man, Old High German man, Dutch man, Icelandic mathr)  
  manless      adj  
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1    breathing space, ease, freedom, free time, holiday, liberty, opportunity, pause, quiet, recreation, relaxation, respite, rest, retirement, spare moments, spare time, time off, vacation  
2    at leisure:     
a    available, free, not booked up, on holiday, unengaged, unoccupied  
b          at one's leisure          at an unhurried pace, at one's convenience, deliberately, in one's own (good) time, unhurriedly, when it suits one, when one gets round to it     (informal)   without hurry  
   business, duty, employment, labour, obligation, occupation, work  

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one, one, one by one, one oclock

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
to face a situation courageously
be a man
partner during an event
E.g.: Tom will be her plus one to the party.
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
be kept waiting
to lose one's temper
very familiar
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
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"
abbr. acron.
Stands for One True Pairing.
[Slang] One's OTP is a couple one is emotionally invested in.
one who makes stripes and epaulettes
going from one bar to another
one who solves people's problems
when one really wants to travel
[Fig.];[Fam.] ex.: I've got itchy feet = I'd like to travel
one who designs a room interior
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
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.
go for something, take one's chances
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