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do without

  

      vb   intr  
1    to forgo; manage without  
I can't do without cigarettes     
2    prep   not to require (uncalled-for comments or advice)  
we can do without your criticisms thank you     
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do without

  
  
abstain from, dispense with, forgo, get along without, give up, kick     (informal)   manage without  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
1. to stop using an addictive substance abruptly and completely. 2. to undergo sudden and complete withdrawal from a habitual activity or behavior pattern. 3. to begin or do something without planning, preparation, or practice.
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
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."
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.
exp.
to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
exp.
l'habit ne fait pas le moine
abbr. acron.
Short for "I don't know".
[Fam.]
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'.
n.
addendum to a contract in general that you do not wish for everyone to see
[Leg.]
n.
very short presentation of a product or a company that you would do to somebody you meet briefly, like in an elevator, to attract his/her attention
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