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go to the bitter end exp.
go to the extreme; do everything that could be done; exhaust all possibilities and resources

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exp.
deteriorate very quickly
v.
declare that you're done with work or other activity, and that you want to go out or rest or go to bed
[Fig.];[Fam.]
n.
a person you can go to for help, advice or information
exp.
go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
v.
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
n.
buttocks of (adult) woman
Slang; refers to a person's "bottom," in American English. A bit more polite than "ass," less clinical than "buttocks."
exp.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
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.
finalize smth. successfully / in a positive manner
E.g.: The negotiations were tough, but they ended on a high note
n.
go fast, move very quickly
id.
go mad; become extremely and uncontrollably angry, often to the point of violence
[Slang];[US];[Fam.] Derives from a series of incidents from 1986 onward in which US Postal Service workers shot and killed managers, fellow workers, and members of the police or general public in acts of mass murder.
exp.
go out in the street to protest
exp.
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
exp.
go for something, take one's chances
n.
way of traveling in which you go from one apartment to another usually sleeping on a couch, and either at friends, acquaintances or through a web site
exp.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
exp.
the show is over, you can go home, the main purpose of your presence is gone
was used in Elvis concerts to prevent people from waiting an encore
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Collins

bitter

  

      adj  
1    having or denoting an unpalatable harsh taste, as the peel of an orange or coffee dregs  
   Compare       sour       1  
2    showing or caused by strong unrelenting hostility or resentment: he was still bitter about the divorce  
3    difficult or unpleasant to accept or admit  
a bitter blow     
4    cutting; sarcastic  
bitter words     
5    bitingly cold  
a bitter night     
      adv  
6    very; extremely (esp. in the phrase bitter cold)  
      n  
7    a thing that is bitter  
8      (Brit)   beer with a high hop content, with a slightly bitter taste  
      vb  
9    to make or become bitter,   (See also)        bitters  
     (Old English biter; related to bitan to bite)  
  bitterly      adv  
  bitterness      n  


bitter apple  
      n      another name for       colocynth  
bitter end  
      n  
1    Nautical   the end of a line, chain, or cable, esp. the end secured in the chain locker of a vessel  
2   
a    to the bitter end   until the finish of a task, job, or undertaking, however unpleasant or difficult  
b    until final defeat or death  
     (C19: in both senses perhaps from bitt)  
Bitter Lakes  
      pl n   two lakes, the Great Bitter Lake and Little Bitter Lake in NE Egypt: part of the Suez Canal  
bitter orange  
      n      another name for       Seville orange  
bitter principle  
      n   any of various bitter-tasting substances, such as aloin, usually extracted from plants  
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