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yeoman

  

      n   pl   , -men  
1      (History)  
a    a member of a class of small freeholders of common birth who cultivated their own land  
b    an assistant or other subordinate to an official, such as a sheriff, or to a craftsman or trader  
c    an attendant or lesser official in a royal or noble household  
2       (in Britain) another name for       yeoman of the guard  
3    modifier   characteristic of or relating to a yeoman  
4    a petty officer or noncommissioned officer in the Royal Navy or Marines in charge of signals  
     (C15: perhaps from yongman young man)  


yeoman of the guard  
      n   a member of the bodyguard (Yeomen of the Guard) of the English monarch. This unit was founded in 1485 and now retains ceremonial functions only  
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exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
exp.
something is easy to do
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
n.
he is trying to perusal-de someone to do what he doesn't want to do. Il fait pression sur moi.
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 rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
n.
A day's work ; a fixed or definite amount of work ; a work quota.
Etymology : comes from dog, the o has been change in a a. Ex.: Man does not live by money alone, where would we be without our daily darg? Alasdair Gray,. ;[Slang];[US]; Etymology : comes from dog, the o has been change in a a. Ex.: Man does not live by money alone, where would we be without our daily darg? Alasdair Gray,.
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.
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!
n.
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.
n.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
I wish I could live without constrains because I want to have more time to do what I want.
n.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
[US] constraints on spending have forced the company to rethink its plans.
exp.
to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun
n.
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014
n.
grunt work is hard, uninteresting work
US informal
n.
Work In Progress
can be used as an adjectif : this program is WIP
exp.
work perfectly performed
When I asked the students to do their homework, they did a bang up job.
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.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
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