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dog's breakfast 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

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
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.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
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.
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
n.
award for the best dog in a dog show
At French dog shows they use the English expression
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
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"
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breakfast

  

      n  
1   
a    the first meal of the day  
b    (as modifier)  
breakfast cereal, a breakfast room     
2    the food at this meal  
3    (in the Caribbean) a midday meal  
      vb  
4    to eat or supply with breakfast  
     (C15: from break + fast2)  
  breakfaster      n  


bed and breakfast     (Chiefly Brit)  
      n  
1    (in a hotel, boarding house, etc.) overnight accommodation and breakfast  
      adj  
2    (of a stock-exchange transaction) establishing a loss for tax purposes, shares being sold after hours one evening and bought back the next morning when the market opens  
continental breakfast  
      n   a light breakfast of coffee and rolls  
wedding breakfast  
      n   the meal usually served after a wedding ceremony or just before the bride and bridegroom leave for their honeymoon  
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