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to be a tool exp.
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way

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exp.
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
v.
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
exp.
to be staggering
Das ist ein Hammer!
adj.
able to be seen
[US] Ex.: the car in front of us was visible because we had the lights on
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
exp.
be stupid
expression used when someone becomes irritating
n.
To surmount, to be victorious
adj.
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
adj.
not able to be mixed or combined
exp.
behave in a manner that is commonly considered as specific to women
[Fam.] it is used most frequently when referring to men who show lack of courage or an excessive shyness or sensitivity. E.g Don't be a pussy; You're such a pussy
exp.
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
exp.
be a man
familiar
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
abbr. acron.
Short for "to be honest".
[Fam.]
exp.
be a perfect fit for smb./smth.;
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
exp.
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
id.
when sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
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tool

  

      n  
1   
a    an implement, such as a hammer, saw, or spade, that is used by hand  
b    a power-driven instrument; machine tool  
c    (in combination)  
a toolkit     
2    the cutting part of such an instrument  
3   
a    any of the instruments used by a bookbinder to impress a design on a book cover  
b    a design so impressed  
4    anything used as a means of performing an operation or achieving an end  
he used his boss's absence as a tool for gaining influence     
5    a person used to perform dishonourable or unpleasant tasks for another  
6    a necessary medium for or adjunct to one's profession  
numbers are the tools of the mathematician's trade     
7    Taboo slang      another word for       penis  
8      (Brit)      an underworld slang word for       gun  
      vb  
9    to work, cut, shape, or form (something) with a tool or tools  
10    tr   to decorate (a book cover) with a bookbinder's tool  
11    tr; often foll by: up   to furnish with tools  
12    when intr, often foll by: along   to drive (a vehicle) or (of a vehicle) to be driven, esp. in a leisurely or casual style  
     (Old English tol; related to Old Norse tol weapon, Old English tawian to prepare; see taw2)  
  tooler      n  
  tool-less      adj  


chopper tool  
      n   a core tool of flint or stone, with a transverse cutting edge, characteristic of cultures in Asia and parts of the Middle East and Europe  
edge tool  
      n   a tool with one or more cutting edges  
machine tool  
      n   a power-driven machine, such as a lathe, miller, or grinder, that is used for cutting, shaping, and finishing metals or other materials  
  machine-tooled      adj  
percussion tool  
      n   a power driven tool which operates by striking rapid blows: the power may be electricity or compressed air  
pitching tool  
      n   a masonry chisel for rough work  
power tool  
      n   a tool powered by electricity  
tint tool  
      n   a kind of burin used in wood engraving for carving lines of even thickness, as in hatching  
tool-maker  
      n   a person who specializes in the production or reconditioning of precision tools, cutters, etc.  
  tool-making      n  
tool post  
      n   the rigid holding device which holds the cutting tool on a lathe and some other machine tools  
tool pusher  
      n   a foreman who supervises drilling operations on an oil rig  
tool shed  
      n   a small shed in the garden or yard of a house used for storing tools, esp. those for gardening  
tool steel  
      n   any of various steels whose hardness and ability to retain a cutting edge make them suitable for use in tools for cutting wood and metal  
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