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Bob

  

      n  
Bob's your uncle  
Slang   everything is or will turn out all right  
     (C19: perhaps from pet form of Robert)  


bob   [1]  
      vb   , bobs, bobbing, bobbed  
1    to move or cause to move up and down repeatedly, as while floating in water  
2    to move or cause to move with a short abrupt movement, as of the head  
3    to make (a bow or curtsy)  
the little girl bobbed before the visitor     
4    intr; usually foll by: up   to appear or emerge suddenly  
5    intr; foll by: under, below, etc   to disappear suddenly, as beneath a surface  
6    intr; usually foll by: for   to attempt to get hold (of a floating or hanging object, esp. an apple) in the teeth as a game  
      n  
7    a short abrupt movement, as of the head  
8    a quick curtsy or bow  
9      (Change-ringing)   a particular set of changes  
10      (Angling)  
a       short for       bobfloat  
b    the topmost fly on a cast of three, often fished bobbing at the surface  
c    this position on a wet-fly cast  
     (C14: of uncertain origin)  
bob   [2]  
      n  
1    a hairstyle for women and children in which the hair is cut short evenly all round the head  
2    a dangling or hanging object, such as the weight on a pendulum or on a plumb line  
3    a polishing disc on a rotating spindle. It is usually made of felt, leather, etc., impregnated with an abrasive material  
4       short for       bob skate       bobsleigh  
5    a runner or pair of runners on a bobsled  
6      (Angling)   a small knot of worms, maggots, etc., used as bait  
7    a very short line of verse at the end of a stanza or preceding a rhyming quatrain (the wheel) at the end of a stanza  
8    a refrain or burden with such a short line or lines  
9    a docked tail, esp. of a horse  
10      (Brit)  
dialect   a hanging cluster, as of flowers or ribbons  
      vb   , bobs, bobbing, bobbed  
11    tr   to cut (the hair) in a bob  
12    tr   to cut short (something, esp. the tail of an animal); dock or crop  
13    intr   to ride on a bobsled  
     (C14 bobbe bunch of flowers, perhaps of Celtic origin)  
bob   [3]  
      vb   , bobs, bobbing, bobbed  
1    to tap or cause to tap or knock lightly (against)  
      n  
2    a light knock; tap  
     (C13 bobben to rap, beat; see bop2)  
bob   [4]  
      n   pl   , bob     (Brit)      (formerly) an informal word for a       shilling  
     (C19: of unknown origin)  
bob skate  
      n     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   an ice skate with two parallel blades  
     (C20: from bob(sled) + skate1)  
cockeye bob   , cockeyed bob  
      n     (Austral)  
slang   a sudden storm or cyclone  
emu-bob     (Austral)  
informal  
      vb   , -bobs, -bobbing, -bobbed  
1    intr   to bend over to collect litter or small pieces of wood  
      n  
2      (Also called)    emu parade   a parade of soldiers or schoolchildren for litter collection  
  emu-bobbing      n  
plumb bob  
      n   the weight, usually of lead, at the end of a plumb line; plummet  
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your     (unstressed)  
      determiner  
1    of, belonging to, or associated with you  
your nose, your house, your first taste of freedom     
2    belonging to or associated with an unspecified person or people in general  
the path is on your left heading north, this lotion is for your head only     
3    Informal   used to indicate all things or people of a certain type  
your part-time worker is a problem     
4    your actual     (Brit)  
informal   (intensifier)  
here is your actual automatic tin-opener     
     (Old English eower, genitive of ge ye1; related to Old Frisian juwe, Old Saxon euwa, Old High German iuwer)  


by-your-leave  
      n   a request for permission (esp. in the phrase without so much as a by-your-leave)  
in-your-face  
      adj  
Slang   aggressive and confrontational  
provocative in-your-face activism     
mind-your-own-business  
      n   a Mediterranean urticaceous plant, Helxine soleirolii, with small dense leaves: used for cover  
roll-your-own  
      n  
Informal   a hand-rolled cigarette  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
id.
use your common sense or resourcefulness
exp.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
exp.
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
exp.
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
exp.
sauve ton coeur
No idea what this means MJB
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
n.
something or someone that is regarded as outstanding, extremely good ; the best ; the cream ; the quintessence ; the jewel ; the top ; the bee's knees ; the cat's pyjamas
[UK];[Slang] Refers to the dog's habit of licking its testicles. By extension (and not without humor) the latter probably taste good! Ex: Among their albums,"master of puppets" is likely the dog's bullocks!
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
exp.
absolutely not; not in this lifetime
Slang expression used mostly in 19th century
exp.
expression used for catching the attention of an audience
exp.
calm down!
n.
be silent, stop talking etc
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.
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
o.
could refer to a very weak cup of tea/pint of beer
n.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
[Bus.]
n.
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
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