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what's the catch id.
when sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
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".
n.
what remains of someone's life in cyber space after his or her death
[Tech.]
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.
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
what the hell
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
n.
what the fuck?
grossier
exp.
what`s up
Slang; casual greeting "Wazzup, my friend?"
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
n.
something or someone that is regarded as outstanding, extremely good ; the best ; the cream ; the quintessence ; the jewel ; the top ; the bee's knees ; the cat's pyjamas
[UK];[Slang] Refers to the dog's habit of licking its testicles. By extension (and not without humor) the latter probably taste good! Ex: Among their albums,"master of puppets" is likely the dog's bullocks!
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
n.
he is trying to perusal-de someone to do what he doesn't want to do. Il fait pression sur moi.
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what

  
  (unstressed)  
      determiner  
1   
a    used with a noun in requesting further information about the identity or categorization of something  
what job does he do?     
b    (as pronoun)  
what is her address?     
c    (used in indirect questions)  
does he know what man did this?, tell me what he said     
2   
a    the (person, thing, persons, or things) that  
we photographed what animals we could see     
b    (as pronoun)  
bring me what you've written, come what may     
3    (intensifier; used in exclamations)  
what a good book!     
      adv  
4    in what respect? to what degree?  
what do you care?     
      pron  
5    Not standard   which, who, or that, when used as relative pronouns  
this is the man what I saw in the park yesterday     
6    what about   what do you think, know, feel, etc., concerning?  
7    what for  
a    for what purpose? why?  
b    Informal   a punishment or reprimand (esp. in the phrase give (a person) what for)  
8    what have you   someone, something, or somewhere unknown or unspecified  
cars, motorcycles, or what have you     
9    what if  
a    what would happen if?  
b    what difference would it make i?  
10    what matter   what does it matter?  
11    what's what  
Informal   the true or real state of affairs  
      interj  
12    Informal   don't you think? don't you agree?  
splendid party, what?     
     (Old English hwæt; related to Old Frisian whet, Old High German hwaz (German was), Old Norse hvatr)  
The use of are in sentences such as what we need are more doctors is common, although many people think is should be used: what we need is more doctors  


who-does-what  
      adj   (of a dispute, strike, etc.) relating to the separation of kinds of work performed by different trade unions  
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