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dyer's rocket

  

      n   a Eurasian resedaceous plant, Reseda luteola, with a spike of yellowish-green flowers and long narrow leaves: formerly cultivated as the source of a yellow dye, used with woad to make Lincoln green,   (Also called)    weld  
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dye  
      n  
1    a staining or colouring substance, such as a natural or synthetic pigment  
2    a liquid that contains a colouring material and can be used to stain fabrics, skins, etc.  
3    the colour or shade produced by dyeing  
      vb   , dyes, dyeing, dyed  
4    tr   to impart a colour or stain to (something, such as fabric or hair) by or as if by the application of a dye  
     (Old English deagian, from deag a dye; related to Old High German tugon to change, Lettish dukans dark)  
  dyable, dyeable      adj  
   dyer             n  


dyer's-greenweed   ,   (esp. U.S.)   dyer's-broom  
      n   a small Eurasian papilionaceous shrub, Genista tinctoria, whose yellow flowers yield a yellow dye, formerly mixed with woad to produce the colour Kendal green,   (Also called)    woadwaxen, woodwaxen  
dyer's rocket  
      n   a Eurasian resedaceous plant, Reseda luteola, with a spike of yellowish-green flowers and long narrow leaves: formerly cultivated as the source of a yellow dye, used with woad to make Lincoln green,   (Also called)    weld  
dyer's-weed  
      n   any of several plants that yield a dye, such as woad, dyer's rocket, and dyer's-greenweed  

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take credit for another person's accomplishment
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the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
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the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
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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!
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to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
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what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
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could refer to a very weak cup of tea/pint of beer
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(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
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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'
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if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
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stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
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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
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kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
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to lose one's temper
very familiar
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(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
n.
he is trying to perusal-de someone to do what he doesn't want to do. Il fait pression sur moi.
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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one who solves people's problems
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something is easy to do
v.
have a look at sth
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