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egg

  
[1]  
      n  
1    the oval or round reproductive body laid by the females of birds, reptiles, fishes, insects, and some other animals, consisting of a developing embryo, its food store, and sometimes jelly or albumen, all surrounded by an outer shell or membrane  
2      (Also called)    egg cell   any female gamete; ovum  
3    the egg of the domestic hen used as food  
4    something resembling an egg, esp. in shape or in being in an early stage of development  
5    good (or bad) egg  
Old-fashioned informal  
a    a good (or bad) person  
b    an exclamation of delight (or dismay)  
6    lay an egg  
Slang     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)  
a    to make a joke or give a performance, etc., that fails completely  
b    (of a joke, performance, etc.) to fail completely; flop  
7    put or have all one's eggs in one basket   to stake everything on a single venture  
8    teach one's grandmother to suck eggs          to presume to teach someone something that he knows already  
9    with egg on one's face  
Informal   made to look ridiculous  
      vb   tr  
10    to dip (food) in beaten egg before cooking  
11      (U.S.)  
informal   to throw eggs at  
     (C14: from Old Norse egg; related to Old English æg, Old High German ei)  
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grandmother  
      n  
1    the mother of one's father or mother  
2    often pl   a female ancestor  
3    often cap   a familiar term of address for an old woman  
4    teach one's grandmother to suck eggs             See       egg   1       8  

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teach  
      vb   , teaches, teaching, taught  
1    tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive; often foll by: how   to help to learn; tell or show (how)  
to teach someone to paint, to teach someone how to paint     
2    to give instruction or lessons in (a subject) to (a person or animal)  
to teach French, to teach children, she teaches     
3    tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive   to cause to learn or understand  
experience taught him that he could not be a journalist     
4      (Also)    teach (someone) a lesson  
Informal   to cause (someone) to suffer the unpleasant consequences of some action or behaviour  
     (Old English tæcan; related to tacen token, Old Frisian teken, Old Saxon tekan, Old High German zeihhan, Old Norse teikn sign)  
  teachable      adj  


Teach  
      n   Edward, known as Blackbeard. died 1718, English pirate, active in the West Indies and on the Atlantic coast of North America  
teach-in  
      n   an informal conference, esp. on a topical subject, usually held at a university or college and involving a panel of visiting speakers, lecturers, students, etc.  

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teach

  
  
advise, coach, demonstrate, direct, discipline, drill, edify, educate, enlighten, give lessons in, guide, impart, implant, inculcate, inform, instil, instruct, school, show, train, tutor  

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v.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
be kept waiting
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
v.
snubbing people by using one's mobile phone
[Neologism] portmanteau word : phone + snubbing
exp.
go for something, take one's chances
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
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.
id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
exp.
a sample of the unpleasantness that one has been giving other people
[Fig.]
n.
Abandoning something that one has intimate knowledge of for something unknown and probably highly risky to one's well-being.
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
n.
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
exp.
symbolically killing one’s internet unique identity.
[Tech.]
n.
Affectionate term used to address or refer to one's girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse, etc. The acronym means Before Anything Else.
[Fam.] Exemple: I love you, bae.
exp.
a poetic or humorous way of expressing one's fervent wish for somehting
oh for a bit of sunshine!
n.
a photo of one's suntanned legs usually taken with a smartphone and shared on social media
[Neologism] combination of "legs" and "selfie". Legsies are commonly used to brag about one's vacation
n.
the fear of being unable to use one's mobile phone
This can happen when losing the device, when out of battery, credit or network coverage
n.
tempting someone with promise of reward (an attractive person in general) to reveal information or to test one's partner loyalty, faithfulness : can be for lovers, business partners, espionage
n.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
v.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
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