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give (sb) the (middle) finger v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.

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I think when (sb) uses their middle finger, aka flipping a birdie, the...

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1. throw someone or something out of a window 2. [fig.][fam.] dismiss/remove (sb) from a position of authority/power
Ex1: The inspector considers the assumption that the victim might have been defenastrated. Ex2: Due to the lack of results, the decision was taken to 'defenestrate' the manager.
give a phone call
E.g.: Just give me a ring when you want to go out.
to subject (an industry) to a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and a supplier, usually via mobile technology
[Bus.] From the taxi company 'Uber', which pioneered this business model
update sb.
Did you hear what happened? - No, fill me in, please.
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
have a powerful impact on someone; impress; generate an emotion (positive, but also negative)
it can be used to describe a feeling of fear or a positive emotion; e.g.: "This violin music gives me the chills" or "Being all alone in that old house after gave me the chills."
to have sexual intercourse with sb
n. 1. friendly, affectionate love; familial love 2. (astrology) horizon in the Leo/Aquarius axis 3. (sociology) the love between friends
A living being with storge feels a strong sense of duty and is often willing to die to protect this love.
In computer science, the File Allocation Table (FAT) is a file system popularized by Microsoft in the 1980's in their earliest computers. The FAT file system has continued to be developed and now comes in multiple varieties such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and ExFAT.
[Tech.];[Comp.] Look at that floppy disk, see if it is formatted with the FAT file system.
series of functions performed by an electronic system independently of (not connected to) the cyberspace.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
scallion (synonym)
small handbag without handles
(metaphorically) die
bitch (alternative term)
(metaphorically) manipulation attempt
His speech was nothing but smoke and mirrors
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1    often pl   one of a pair of long straps, usually connected together and made of leather, used to control a horse, running from the side of the bit or the headstall to the hand of the rider, driver, or trainer  
2    a similar device used to control a very young child  
3    any form or means of control  
to take up the reins of government     
4    the direction in which a rider turns (in phrases such as on a left (or right) rein, change the rein)  
5    something that restrains, controls, or guides  
6    give (a) free rein          to allow considerable freedom; remove restraints  
7    keep a tight rein on   to control carefully; limit  
we have to keep a tight rein on expenditure     
8    on a long rein   with the reins held loosely so that the horse is relatively unconstrained  
9    shorten the reins   to take up the reins so that the distance between hand and bit is lessened, in order that the horse may be more collected  
10    tr   to check, restrain, hold back, or halt with or as if with reins  
11    to control or guide (a horse) with a rein or reins  
they reined left        (See also)        rein in  
     (C13: from Old French resne, from Latin retinere to hold back, from re- + tenere to hold; see restrain)  
See at reign  
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