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      determiner   used before a singular n  
1   
a    used preceding a noun referring to something or someone that is closer: distinct from that  
this dress is cheaper than that one, look at this picture     
b    (as pronoun)  
this is Mary and that is her boyfriend, take this     
2   
a    used preceding a noun that has just been mentioned or is understood  
this plan of yours won't work     
b    (as pronoun)  
I first saw this on Sunday     
3   
a    used to refer to something about to be said, read, etc.  
consider this argument     
b    (as pronoun)  
listen to this     
4   
a    the present or immediate  
this time you'll know better     
b    (as pronoun)  
before this, I was mistaken     
5    Informal   an emphatic form of a1 or the1: used esp. on relating a story  
I saw this big brown bear     
6    this and that   various unspecified and trivial actions, matters, objects, etc.  
7    this here     (U.S.)  
not standard      an emphatic form of       this       1--3  
8    with (or at) this   after this; thereupon  
      adv  
9    used with adjectives and adverbs to specify a precise degree that is about to be mentioned  
go just this fast and you'll be safe     
     (Old English thes, theos, this (masculine, feminine, neuter singular); related to Old Saxon thit, Old High German diz, Old Norse thessi)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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adj.
happening once a year
Ex.: My favorite annual event is Christmas because I eat my mother's great feast and get christmas presents from Santa Claus.
exp.
absolutely not; not in this lifetime
Slang expression used mostly in 19th century
n.
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
n.
used to describe a person. i.e this is the qua am telling you about or he is a fantastic qua
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
n.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
n.
to concentrate and to sacrifice
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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