to be as ugly as a mud fence meaning, to be as ugly as a mud fence definition | English Cobuild dictionary




      adj   , -lier, -liest  
1    of unpleasant or unsightly appearance  
2    repulsive, objectionable, or displeasing in any way  
war is ugly     
3    ominous or menacing  
an ugly situation     
4    bad-tempered, angry, or sullen  
an ugly mood     
     (C13: from Old Norse uggligr dreadful, from ugga fear)  
  uglily      adv  
  ugliness      n  

1    Informal   extremely ugly  
      n   pl   , -lies  
2      (U.S.)  
slang   a city tough; ruffian  
     (C19: origin obscure; originally applied to ruffians in New York who attempted to exert political pressure)  
ugly duckling  
      n   a person or thing, initially ugly or unpromising, that changes into something beautiful or admirable  
     (an allusion to The Ugly Duckling, a story by Hans Christian Andersen)  
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to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
able to be seen
[US] Ex.: the car in front of us was visible because we had the lights on
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
(about persons) not to be trusted; dangerous
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
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
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
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
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
the process of reaching a conclusion about something because of other things that you know to be true
[US] I often find my stuff by using deduction but sometimes it doesn't help at all.
To delibaretly make someone feel frightened especially so that they will do what you want ; scared and follow directions of yours or what you want thing to be ...
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
The transference of virtual assets and value stored on web possible to be distributed upon user’s death.
User’s online presence that hold the potential to be the key to ones online identity, value and worth.
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
be more successful than others in a competitive situation or do things in advance in order to succeed in a competition.
That basketball team was ahead of the game that is why they won!
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."


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