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1    the operation or mode of operation of something  
2    the act or process of moulding something pliable  
3    a convulsive or jerking motion, as from excitement  
4    often pl   a part of a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked  
5    pl   the whole system of excavations in a mine  
6    a record of the steps by which the result of a calculation or the solution of a problem is obtained  
all working is to be submitted to the examiners     
7    Rare   slow advance against or as if against resistance  
      adj   prenominal  
8    relating to or concerned with a person or thing that works  
a working man     
9    concerned with, used in, or suitable for work  
working clothes     
10    (of a meal or occasion) during which business discussions are carried on  
working lunch, working breakfast     
11    capable of being operated or used  
a working model     
12    sufficiently large or accurate to be useful or to accomplish a desired end  
a working majority, a working knowledge of German     
13    (of a theory, etc.) providing a basis, usually a temporary one, on which operations or procedures may be carried out  

      adj   (of a person) industrious; diligent  
working bee  
      n     (N.Z)   a voluntary group doing a job for charity  
working capital  
1      (Accounting)   current assets minus current liabilities  
2    current or liquid assets  
3    that part of the capital of a business enterprise available for operations  
working class  
1      (Also called)    proletariat   the social stratum, usually of low status, that consists of those who earn wages, esp. as manual workers  
   Compare       lower class       middle class       upper class  
2    of, relating to, or characteristic of the working class  
working day   ,   (esp. U.S.)   workday  
1    a day on which work is done, esp. for an agreed or stipulated number of hours in return for a salary or wage  
2    the part of the day allocated to work  
a seven-hour working day     
3    often pl     (Commerce)   any day of the week except Sunday, public holidays, and, in some cases, Saturday  
working dog  
      n   a dog of suitable breed or training kept for its practical use, such as herding sheep, rather than as a pet or for showing  
working drawing  
      n   a scale drawing of a part or assembly that provides a guide for manufacture  
working memory  
      n     (Psychol)   the current contents of consciousness  
working papers  
      pl n  
1    papers or notes showing the intermediate stages of a proposal, solution, etc., arrived at or being worked on  
2    legal documents that certain people in some countries must possess to be allowed to work  
working party  
1    a committee established to investigate a problem, question, etc.  
2    a group of soldiers or prisoners assigned to perform some manual task or duty  
working substance   , fluid  
      n   the fluid, esp. water, steam, or compressed air, that operates an engine, etc.  
working week   ,   (esp. U.S. and Canadian)   workweek  
      n   the number of hours or days in a week actually or officially allocated to work  
a four-day working week     
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A scally is a working class youth who wears designer sports clothes as a status symbol
Colloquial Very similar to a chav (but chavs are more extreme in their appearance than scallies)
1. a fashion enthusiast; someone who sets or follows trends; 2. woman working in the fashion domain (as a designer, journalist, model etc.); 3. woman passionate about shopping;
expression used to describe something working fine, good or excellent
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
Someone's ability to look and act like whoever is around him or her.
The fictional character of human chameleon Leonard Zelig (in the film "Zelig", 1983), who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him.
ability to make decisions and take action without waiting for someone to tell you what to do
I showed my initiative when I became a group leader in class.
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