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Dover's powder

  

      n   a preparation of opium and ipecacuanha, formerly used to relieve pain, induce sweating, and check spasms  
     (C19: named after Thomas Dover (1660--1742), English physician)  
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Dover  
      n  
1    a port in SE England, in E Kent on the Strait of Dover: the only one of the Cinque Ports that is still important; a stronghold since ancient times and Caesar's first point of attack in the invasion of Britain (55 b.c.). Pop.: 34179 (1991)  
2    Strait of. a strait between SE England and N France, linking the English Channel with the North Sea. Width: about 32 km (20 miles),   (French name)    Pas de Calais  
3    a city in the U.S., the capital of Delaware, founded in 1683: 18th-century buildings. Pop.: 27630 (1990)  


Dover's powder  
      n   a preparation of opium and ipecacuanha, formerly used to relieve pain, induce sweating, and check spasms  
     (C19: named after Thomas Dover (1660--1742), English physician)  

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dove, drover, doer, do over

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n.
toilet
for ladies
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
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.
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
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
be kept waiting
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.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
n.
he is trying to perusal-de someone to do what he doesn't want to do. Il fait pression sur moi.
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
n.
one who solves people's problems
exp.
something is easy to do
v.
have a look at sth
[UK];[Slang] Comes from cockney rhyming slang for "butcher's hook" = "look" Ex.: A: "What are you looking at?" B: "I'm just having a butcher's at this butcher's hook!"
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