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do for

  

      vb   prep  
Informal  
1    tr   to convict of a crime or offence  
they did him for manslaughter     
2    intr   to cause the ruin, death, or defeat of  
the last punch did for him     
3    intr   to do housework for  
4    do well for oneself   to thrive or succeed  
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do for

  
  
defeat, destroy, finish (off), kill, ruin, shatter, slay, undo  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
n.
addendum to a contract in general that you do not wish for everyone to see
[Leg.]
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
abbr. acron.
Short for "I don't know".
[Fam.]
exp.
drinking out of a can or a bottle without touching it with the lips, by pouring the content from distance
v.
leave without paying (in a restaurant for example)
[Slang] aka: dine and dash
v.
to do sth well
id.
a humorous way of recommending someone not to pursue something at which they are unlikely to be good or successful and thus, to rather stick to what they can do best, namely, their job
Ex.: Although she had poured her whole heart and soul into her singing at the karaoke, her somewhat cruel but nonetheless lucid friends told her: 'don't give up the day job!'
exp.
something is easy to do
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."
n.
the mechanism of blocking certain features for people who don't pay, especially on freemium models, for newspapers for example
abbr. acron.
I don't give a fuck
id.
do or say something exactly right
My bestie hit the nail on the head when she figured out why I was worried / Identifying the specific cause of the failure, the technician hit the nail on the head
n.
ability to make decisions and take action without waiting for someone to tell you what to do
I showed my initiative when I became a group leader in class.
v.
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
adj.
term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships
exp.
l'habit ne fait pas le moine
exp.
something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
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
n.
he is trying to perusal-de someone to do what he doesn't want to do. Il fait pression sur moi.
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
exp.
used to tell someone that you do not know any more about a subject than they do
Ex: Jill: 'How long should we bake this pie?' Jane: 'Your guess is as good as mine'.
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