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durable goods

  

      pl n   goods, such as most producer goods and some consumer goods, that require infrequent replacement  
   Compare       disposable goods       perishables     (Also called)    durables  
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durable  
      adj   long-lasting; enduring  
a durable fabric     
     (C14: from Old French, from Latin durabilis, from durare to last; see endure)  
  durability, durableness      n  
  durably      adv  


consumer durable  
      n   a manufactured product that has a relatively long useful life, such as a car or a television  
durable goods  
      pl n   goods, such as most producer goods and some consumer goods, that require infrequent replacement  
   Compare       disposable goods       perishables     (Also called)    durables  
durable press  
      n  
a       another term for       permanent press  
b    (as modifier)  
durable-press skirts     

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durable

  
  
abiding, constant, dependable, enduring, fast, firm, fixed, hard-wearing, lasting, long-lasting, permanent, persistent, reliable, resistant, sound, stable, strong, sturdy, substantial, tough  
  
Antonyms     
   breakable, brittle, delicate, fragile, impermanent, perishable, weak  

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n.
A person who rejects consumerism and seeks to contribute to the environmental protection by reducing waste, especially by retrieving and using discarded food and other goods.
blend of 'free' and 'vegan'. Ex: I met a group of freegans, and I was blown away when they showed me how much food is wasted every day.
n.
buying or selling of goods tangible or intangible and services commonly on internet actually happen in cyberspace is called ecommerce or cyber commerce
[Tech.]
adv.
in spite of the flaws/minuses/disadvantages; with goods and bads; with minuses and pluses
love / accept smb. flaws and all = love /accept smb. as he/she is, with qualities and flaws.
n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"
adj.
having good taste
exp.
be in a good shape
v.
to do sth well
exp.
he is a very good seller
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'.
adj.
all right; good, OK, satisfactory
informal
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
n.
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
[Fam.]
n.
economic player that both produces and consumes a good or service
portmanteau word: producer + consumer. Linked to mass costumisation
adj.
Slang term meaning good looking, stylish or cool.
[Slang] Used to describe anything that looks really good or on point. Example: Jen's eyebrows are snatched!
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
exp.
expression used to describe something working fine, good or excellent
o.
eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically for good and services via cyber digital device.
[Tech.] eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically via cyber digital device as cell phone
adj.
so good or pleasant that it causes a desire for more
[UK];[Fam.] Ex.: These chocolate truffles are so morish!
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
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!
id.
Something that seems bad at first, like a fail or a misfortune, but later unexpectedly results in something good and beneficial
As for me I could say that was a double unbelievable blessing in disguise; firstly, the plane I missed crashed into the sea a few hours later and secondly, I met my future wife on the next flight!
exp.
disappear ; be absent; leave (temporary or for good)
E.g. "Now, that the parents are out of the picture, we can throw a party". (meaning=Now, that the parents left, that they are no longer here) "James is out of the picture, him and Mary split up"
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
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!'
n.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
exp.
the impossibility to make a good quality product using bad quality materials
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