what goes around comes around meaning, what goes around comes around definition | English Cobuild dictionary

what goes around comes around id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions

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exp.
let the time go by without doing something important, relax, waste time
E.g.: It was a quite evening: we sat around chatting and watching TV.
exp.
1.act silly; 2. avoid work
[Slang]
n.
to behave in a pretentious manner
fashionistas poncing around wearing designer earphones
exp.
deliberately make things difficult for someone; sabotage
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
n.
what the fuck?
grossier
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
what the hell
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
exp.
what`s up
Slang; casual greeting "Wazzup, my friend?"
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.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
n.
management by walking/wandering around; it's a form of management based on frequent informal visits to the subordinates'work area and direct interaction with them
[Bus.]
n.
a strategy video game originary from Japan, published by Nintendo. Now it is very popular everywhere around the world.
The name Pokémo ncomes from the words Pocket Monsters
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
n.
at what times you climb for class today
[UK]
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.
a type of work that goes on 24 hours from 24 hours because the teams performing it are located in various time zones.
E.g: Some claim that follow-the-sun is a business failure. It can be used also as a verb (Our team follows the sun ) or as an adjective (We offer follow-the-sun business support) .
n.
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 ...
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
n.
a round and sweet fruit with pale, orange-colored skin that comes from a tree of the same name
n.
1. [Mil.] a pilot who comes in support of the leading aircraft. He is positionned besides and slightly behind the leading aircraft. 2. [Fig.] a person who helps a friend to approach potential partners
2. this meaning has been popularised by the TV series How I Met Your Mother
n.
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
adj.
something that is top-down comes from the top of a hierarchy and is passed down to the lower ranking members
exp.
a misfit; something or someone looking/behaving in a manner that comes in contradiction with the general context
n.
rules concerning what people are owed to or allowed of, according to ethical principles of freedom and applied in society
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
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what

  
  (unstressed)  
      determiner  
1   
a    used with a noun in requesting further information about the identity or categorization of something  
what job does he do?     
b    (as pronoun)  
what is her address?     
c    (used in indirect questions)  
does he know what man did this?, tell me what he said     
2   
a    the (person, thing, persons, or things) that  
we photographed what animals we could see     
b    (as pronoun)  
bring me what you've written, come what may     
3    (intensifier; used in exclamations)  
what a good book!     
      adv  
4    in what respect? to what degree?  
what do you care?     
      pron  
5    Not standard   which, who, or that, when used as relative pronouns  
this is the man what I saw in the park yesterday     
6    what about   what do you think, know, feel, etc., concerning?  
7    what for  
a    for what purpose? why?  
b    Informal   a punishment or reprimand (esp. in the phrase give (a person) what for)  
8    what have you   someone, something, or somewhere unknown or unspecified  
cars, motorcycles, or what have you     
9    what if  
a    what would happen if?  
b    what difference would it make i?  
10    what matter   what does it matter?  
11    what's what         
Informal   the true or real state of affairs  
      interj  
12    Informal   don't you think? don't you agree?  
splendid party, what?     
     (Old English hwæt; related to Old Frisian whet, Old High German hwaz (German was), Old Norse hvatr)  
The use of are in sentences such as what we need are more doctors is common, although many people think is should be used: what we need is more doctors  
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