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dog

  

      n  
1   
a    a domesticated canine mammal, Canis familiaris, occurring in many breeds that show a great variety in size and form  
b    (as modifier)  
dog biscuit     
2   
a    any other carnivore of the family Canidae, such as the dingo and coyote  
b    (as modifier)  
the dog family         Related adj       canine  
3   
a    the male of animals of the dog family  
b    (as modifier)  
a dog fox     
4    modifier  
a    spurious, inferior, or useless  
dog Latin     
b    (in combination)  
dogberry     
5    a mechanical device for gripping or holding, esp. one of the axial slots by which gear wheels or shafts are engaged to transmit torque  
6    Informal   a fellow; chap  
you lucky dog     
7    Informal   a man or boy regarded as unpleasant, contemptible, or wretched  
8    Slang   an unattractive or boring girl or woman  
9      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   something unsatisfactory or inferior  
10       short for       firedog  
11    any of various atmospheric phenomena  
   See       fogdog       seadog       sundog  
12    a dog's chance   no chance at all  
13    a dog's dinner or breakfast         
Informal   something that is messy or bungled  
14    a dog's life   a wretched existence  
15    dog eat dog   ruthless competition or self-interest  
16    like a dog's dinner  
Informal   dressed smartly or ostentatiously  
17    put on the dog     (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   to behave or dress in an ostentatious or showy manner  
      vb   , dogs, dogging, dogged   tr  
18    to pursue or follow after like a dog  
19    to trouble; plague  
to be dogged by ill health     
20    to chase with a dog or dogs  
21    to grip, hold, or secure by a mechanical device  
      adv  
22    usually in combination   thoroughly; utterly  
dog-tired        (See also)        dogs  
     (Old English docga, of obscure origin)  
  doglike      adj  
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dinner  
      n  
1    a meal taken in the evening  
2    a meal taken at midday, esp. when it is the main meal of the day; lunch  
3   
a    a formal evening meal, as of a club, society, etc.  
b    a public banquet in honour of someone or something  
4    a complete meal at a fixed price in a restaurant; table d'hôte  
5    modifier   of, relating to, or used at dinner  
dinner plate, dinner table, dinner hour     
6    do like a dinner   usually passive     (Austral)  
informal   to do for, overpower, or outdo  
     (C13: from Old French disner; see dine)  


dinner-dance  
      n   a formal dinner followed by dancing  
dinner jacket  
      n   a man's semiformal evening jacket without tails, usually black with a silk facing over the collar and lapels,   (Abbrevs.)    DJ, dj     (U.S. and Canadian name)    tuxedo  
dinner lady  
      n     (Brit)   a female cook or canteen worker in a school  
dinner service  
      n   a set of matching plates, dishes, etc., suitable for serving a meal to a certain number of people  
progressive dinner  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z.)   a meal in which each course is served at the home of a different person  

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dinner

  
  
banquet, beanfeast     (Brit. informal)   blowout     (slang)   collation, feast, main meal, meal, refection, repast, spread     (informal)  

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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!
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
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
n.
award for the best dog in a dog show
At French dog shows they use the English expression
n.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
[Bus.]
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
n.
a potential benefit or disadvantage
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.
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
n.
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
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