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sports  


      n  
1    modifier   relating to, concerned with, or used in sports  
sports equipment     
2      (Also called)    sports day     (Brit)   a meeting held at a school or college for competitions in various athletic events  


field sports  
      pl n   sports carried on in the open countryside, such as hunting, shooting, or fishing  
sports car  
      n   a production car designed for speed, high acceleration, and manoeuvrability, having a low body and usually adequate seating for only two persons  
sports coat  
      n     (U.S, Austral., and N.Z.)      another name for       sports jacket  
sports jacket  
      n   a man's informal jacket, made esp. of tweed: worn with trousers of different material,   (Also called (U.S., Austral., and N.Z.))    sports coat  
sports medicine  
      n   the branch of medicine concerned with injuries sustained through sport  
sports shirt  
      n   a man's informal shirt, sometimes of knitted wool or cotton, which may be worn outside the trousers  
water sports  
      pl n  
1    various sports, such as swimming, water-skiing, or windsurfing, that take place in or on water  
2    Slang   sexual practices that involve urination  
winter sports  
      pl n   sports held in the open air on snow or ice, esp. skiing  
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exp.
something is easy to do
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
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
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
adj.
sufficient or enough to do something/ for a one reason
I has an adequate food for her dinner
exp.
to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun
exp.
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
v.
to quit someone from doing what they wish to do
I was constrained to tell a lie because there was no way to hide it.
n.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
[US] constraints on spending have forced the company to rethink its plans.
n.
The ability to make decisions and take action without waiting for someone to tell you what to do
I showed my initiative when I became a group leader in class.
id.
to be more sucsessful than others in a competitive situation.or to do things in advance to reach sucsess in a competition.
I jelous my friend she is always ahead of the game! That basketball tim was ahead of the game that is why they won!
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
exp.
drinking out of a can or a bottle without touching it with the lips, by pouring the content from distance
v.
leave without paying (in a restaurant for example)
[Slang] aka: dine and dash
exp.
¡no toques eso!
n.
A non-scholarship player in college/university sports
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
exp.
vous ne m'en voudrez pas si je vous demande pourquoi ?
do you mind my asking why you are so late? = vous ne m'en voudrez pas / puis-je vous demander pourquoi vous êtes si en retard ?
exp.
t'as pas compris, tu veux que je te fasses un dessin?
what part of "you can't come with us" don't you understand? what part of "NO" don't you understand?
exp.
something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
n.
In the UK, a chav is a highly antisocial juvenile delinquent who wears (usually counterfeit) designer sports clothes and high-end brands and vulgar jewellery (= bling) and listens to rap music.
Very common, colloquial En France on appelle ça un caillera
n.
A scally is a working class youth who wears designer sports clothes as a status symbol
Colloquial Very similar to a chav (but chavs are more extreme in their appearance than scallies)
n.
1) a boat or ship or such vessels collectively 2) skill in handling boats or in water sports
n.
person skilled for an activity, especially for one involving motion (like sports; dance)
una canción de los 90
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
exp.
do not take into account, disregard, ignore on purpose, avoid, dismiss
E.g: His boss asked him for a report, but he gave it the go-by.
exp.
take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact
exp.
go to the extreme; do everything that could be done; exhaust all possibilities and resources
adj.
term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships

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