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Jacob's staff

  

      n   a medieval instrument for measuring heights and distances  
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Jacob  
      n  
1      (Old Testament)   the son of Isaac, twin brother of Esau, and father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel  
2      (Also called)    Jacob sheep   any of an ancient breed of sheep having a fleece with dark brown patches and two or four horns  
     (sense 2 in allusion to Genesis 30:40)  


Jacob sheep  
      n      See       Jacob       2  
Jacob's ladder  
      n  
1      (Old Testament)   the ladder reaching up to heaven that Jacob saw in a dream (Genesis 28:12--17)  
2      (Also called)    jack ladder   a ladder made of wooden or metal steps supported by ropes or chains  
3    a North American polemoniaceous plant, Polemonium caeruleum, with blue flowers and a ladder-like arrangement of leaves  
4    any of several similar or related plants  
Jacob's staff  
      n   a medieval instrument for measuring heights and distances  

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exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
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!
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
exp.
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
o.
could refer to a very weak cup of tea/pint of beer
n.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
[Bus.]
n.
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
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.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
be kept waiting
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
exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
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
n.
he is trying to perusal-de someone to do what he doesn't want to do. Il fait pression sur moi.
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"
n.
one who solves people's problems
exp.
something is easy to do
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