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clothes peg

  
     ( clothes pegs    plural  ) A clothes peg is a small device which you use to fasten clothes to a washing line.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use clothespin     
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clothes     
Clothes are the things that people wear, such as shirts, coats, trousers, and dresses.      n-plural  
Moira walked upstairs to change her clothes..., He dressed quickly in casual clothes.     
    plain-clothes  


clothes horse        ( clothes horses    plural  )
1       n-count   A clothes horse is a folding frame used inside someone's house to hang washing on while it dries.  
2       n-count   If you describe someone, especially a woman, as a clothes horse, you mean that they are fashionable and think a lot about their clothes, but have little intelligence or no other abilities.,   (disapproval)   
clothes peg        ( clothes pegs    plural  ) A clothes peg is a small device which you use to fasten clothes to a washing line.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use clothespin     
plain-clothes      , plainclothes  
Plain-clothes police officers wear ordinary clothes instead of a police uniform.      adj   ADJ n     (Antonym: uniformed)    He was arrested by plain-clothes detectives as he walked through the customs hall.     
    in plain clothes  
    plain  

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clothes

  
   , clothing  
apparel, attire, clobber     (Brit. slang)   costume, dress, duds     (informal)   ensemble, garb, garments, gear     (informal)   get-up     (informal)   glad rags     (informal)   habits, outfit, raiment     (archaic or poetic)   rigout     (informal)   schmutter     (slang)   threads     (slang)   togs     (informal)   vestments, vesture, wardrobe, wear  

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exp.
a misfit; something or someone looking/behaving in a manner that comes in contradiction with the general context
n.
an old implement that was used for washing clothes
exp.
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
n.
An apron is a piece of clothing that you put on over the front of your normal clothes and tie round your waist, especially when you are cooking, in order to prevent your clothes from getting dirty.
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)
exp.
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
n.
term referring to a pile of clothes left on a chair
[Slang]
n.
informal term used for describing a pile of clothes left on the floor
[Slang]
n.
1. a package containing food, clothes or other items that the receiver has difficulties in procuring by himself; 2. a package containing small gifts for close persons
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