to be set to do something definition, to be set to do something meaning | English dictionary

Search also in: Web News Encyclopedia Images
to be set to do something exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets

Additional comments:

To ensure the quality of comments, you need to be connected. It’s easy and only takes a few seconds
Or Sign up/login to Reverso account

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
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.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
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.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
n.
To surmount, to be victorious
exp.
something is easy to do
adj.
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
adj.
not able to be mixed or combined
abbr. acron.
Short for "to be honest".
[Fam.]
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
exp.
to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun
id.
a humorous way of recommending someone not to pursue something at which they are unlikely to be good or successful and thus, to rather stick to what they can do best, namely, their job
Ex.: Although she had poured her whole heart and soul into her singing at the karaoke, her somewhat cruel but nonetheless lucid friends told her: 'don't give up the day job!'
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
exp.
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
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
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
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
To add entries to your own vocabulary, become a member of Reverso community or login if you are already a member. It's easy and only takes a few seconds:
Or sign up in the traditional way
Collins

something

  

      pron  
1    an unspecified or unknown thing; some thing  
he knows something you don't, take something warm with you     
2    something or other   one unspecified thing or an alternative thing  
3    an unspecified or unknown amount; bit  
something less than a hundred     
4    an impressive or important person, thing, or event  
isn't that something?     
      adv  
5    to some degree; a little; somewhat  
to look something like me     
6    foll by an adj  
Informal   (intensifier)  
it hurts something awful     


-something  
      n combining form  
a    a person whose age can be approximately expressed by a specified decade  
b    (as modifier)  
the thirtysomething market     
     (C20: from the US television series thirtysomething)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Advertising
Advertising