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afield

  

      adv  
      adj   postpositive  
1    away from one's usual surroundings or home (esp. in the phrase far afield)  
2    off the subject; away from the point (esp. in the phrase far afield)  
3    in or to the field, esp. the battlefield  
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n.
someone who talks too much
[Australia] ; [NZ]
v.
to train too much, to train excessively
Coaches can't overtrain the athletes before a championship.
v.
to practice something excessively, to train too much
exp.
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have
adv.
1. in a remote area, an area in the countryside that is far from a town or city 2. in a town or city regarded as dull or unsophisticated
[Informal] [Disapproving] Syn.: In the backwoods, in the middle of nowhere.
n.
a player who asks too many funny questions that can be related as being stupid
Origin of the word is a "newbie" that can be shortened as a Newb
n.
a person who does not care too much about the others, a little rude, assertive
[Fam.]
v.
to overshare is to share too much intimate information with somebody
"sorry, have I overshared?"
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
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 something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun
v.
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
exp.
expression meaning that someone who is not happy tends to find comfort in seeing others unhappy too
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are

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