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picnic

  

      n  
1    a trip or excursion to the country, seaside, etc., on which people bring food to be eaten in the open air  
2   
a    any informal meal eaten outside  
b    (as modifier)  
a picnic lunch     
3    Informal     (chiefly Austral)   a troublesome situation or experience  
4    no picnic         
Informal   a hard or disagreeable task  
      vb   , -nics, -nicking, -nicked  
5    intr   to eat a picnic  
     (C18: from French piquenique, of unknown origin)  
  picnicker      n  
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picnic  
      n  
1    a trip or excursion to the country, seaside, etc., on which people bring food to be eaten in the open air  
2   
a    any informal meal eaten outside  
b    (as modifier)  
a picnic lunch     
3    Informal     (chiefly Austral)   a troublesome situation or experience  
4    no picnic  
Informal   a hard or disagreeable task  
      vb   , -nics, -nicking, -nicked  
5    intr   to eat a picnic  
     (C18: from French piquenique, of unknown origin)  
  picnicker      n  


picnic races  
      pl n     (Austral)   horse races for amateur riders held in rural areas  

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picnic

  
1    excursion, fête champêtre, outdoor meal, outing  
2      (informal)   breeze     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   cakewalk     (informal)   child's play     (informal)   cinch     (slang)   duck soup     (U.S. slang)   piece of cake     (Brit. informal)   pushover     (slang)   snap     (informal)   walkover     (informal)  

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no picnic exp.
not an easy task

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
adj.
serving no purpose
n.
no activitiy
Economy term
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
exp.
acronyme de "there is no alternative"
phrase chère jadis à Mme THATCHER reprise au G20 de novembre 2011 contre le Premier ministre grec et son référendum
exp.
little or no possibility of something to happen
adj.
basic, standard, with no special features
[Bus.]
exp.
ça ne sert à rien de pleurer ; ce qui est fait est fait ; inutile de se lamenter sur une chose qu'on ne peut pas changer
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