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lend me your ears! exp.
expression used for catching the attention of an audience

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
calm down!
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
exp.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
id.
use your common sense or resourcefulness
exp.
expression used to label someone as young and unexperienced
exp.
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
exp.
me too
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
exp.
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
exp.
sauve ton coeur
No idea what this means MJB
exp.
absolutely not; not in this lifetime
Slang expression used mostly in 19th century
n.
be silent, stop talking etc
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
abbr. acron.
Acronym for Ask Me Anything.
AMA is a series started on Reddit, where an authority on a subject fields open questions.
exp.
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
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lend

  

      vb   , lends, lending, lent  
1    tr   to permit the use of (something) with the expectation of return of the same or an equivalent  
2    to provide (money) temporarily, often at interest  
3    intr   to provide loans, esp. as a profession  
4    tr   to impart or contribute (something, esp. some abstract quality)  
her presence lent beauty     
5    tr   to provide, esp. in order to assist or support  
he lent his skill to the company     
6    lend an ear   to listen  
7    lend itself   to possess the right characteristics or qualities for  
the novel lends itself to serialization     
8    lend oneself   to give support, cooperation, etc.  
     (C15 lende (originally the past tense), from Old English lænan, from læn loan1; related to Icelandic lana, Old High German lehanon)  
  lender      n  


lend-lease  
      n   (during World War II) the system organized by the U.S. in 1941 by which equipment and services were provided for countries fighting Germany  
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