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paint oneself into a corner exp.
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act

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v.
[subj: poiicemen] to herd [demonstrators] into a compact group in order to control their movements
n.
police crowd management technique that consists of herding people into a compact group. AKA corralling
n.
adding narrative to a topic ; transforming some facts into a story
n.
the point where a minor change turns into a major and irreversible one
[Bus.] E.g. : Some have anticipated that social media would be the tipping point of web marketing.
n.
jump into
exp.
celebrate smth. with excitement; party wildly; party all night long
exp.
be consumed by an emotion; experience an intense feeling
be beside oneself with joy/ grief/ anger etc.
exp.
meet someone by chance
E.g.I ran into James the other day when I was shopping (meaning=I met James without planning it, by chance)
v.
to bump into sth
v.
change something into something better
Jesus can fanute water into wine.
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
v.
utter a soliloquy ; talk to oneself
exp.
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
adj.
brought into servitude; slave to someone
v.
to cover with a thin layer of paint applied with a dry brush in order to soften or blur a figure or outline
an art term
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
exp.
research into the integrity of the counterparty to a proposed contract and in the veracity of his claims
A lawyer is expected to do 'due diligence'. Would be culpable if he failed to do so. The bigger the contract, the more 'due diligence'.
exp.
do not take into account, disregard, ignore on purpose, avoid, dismiss
E.g: His boss asked him for a report, but he gave it the go-by.
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paint

  

      n  
1    a substance used for decorating or protecting a surface, esp. a mixture consisting of a solid pigment suspended in a liquid, that when applied to a surface dries to form a hard coating  
2    a dry film of paint on a surface  
3    the solid pigment of a paint before it is suspended in liquid  
4    Informal   face make-up, such as rouge  
5       short for       greasepaint  
      vb  
6    to make (a picture) of (a figure, landscape, etc.) with paint applied to a surface such as canvas  
7    to coat (a surface) with paint, as in decorating  
8    tr   to apply (liquid) onto (a surface)  
her mother painted the cut with antiseptic     
9    tr   to apply make-up onto (the face, lips, etc.)  
10    tr   to describe vividly in words  
11    paint the town red  
Informal   to celebrate uninhibitedly; go on a spree  
     (C13: from Old French peint painted, from peindre to paint, from Latin pingere to paint, adorn)  
  painty      adj  


gloss paint  
      n   a type of paint composed of pigments ground up in a varnish medium, which produces a hard, shiny, and usually durable finish,   (Also called)    gloss  
oil paint   , colour  
      n   paint made of pigment ground in oil, usually linseed oil, used for oil painting  
paint stripper   , remover  
      n   a liquid, often caustic, used to remove paint from a surface  
poster paint   , colour  
      n   a gum-based opaque watercolour paint used for writing posters, etc.  
war paint  
      n  
1    painted decoration of the face and body applied by certain North American Indians before battle  
2    Informal   finery or regalia  
3    Informal   cosmetics  
water paint  
      n   any water-based paint, such as an emulsion or an acrylic paint  
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