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à plus tardInterjection employée à la fin d’une rencontre, d’un dialogue, d’une conversation.Rate it:

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à tout à l’heureSe dit à la fin d’une conversation dont les locuteurs savent qu’ils vont se retrouver un peu plus tard.Rate it:

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à touteSe dit à la fin d’une conversation dont les locuteurs savent qu’ils vont se retrouver un peu plus tard ou presque immédiatement.Rate it:

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able to get a word in edgewiseAble to participate in the conversation; able to interrupt another person's monologue.Rate it:

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actiothe treatment of the piece.Rate it:

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against the grainTo sand or plane a piece of wood parallel or nearly parallel to the fibers such that splinters forming ahead of the tool originate below the cutting surface.Rate it:

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all kidding asideUsed to attempt to make a serious point in a jocular conversation.Rate it:

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argumentumthe plot of the piece.Rate it:

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au coinInjonction d'un professeur à un élève de s'infliger une punition consistant à se tenir debout contre le mur, face à un coin de la pièce.Rate it:

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belly-up to the barFriendly invitation to individual to 'join the group for libation and conversationRate it:

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big gunA large-caliber artillery piece.Rate it:

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big talkMajor topic of conversation; current gossip.Rate it:

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break offTo remove a piece from a whole by breaking or snapping.Rate it:

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break upOf a telephone conversation, to cease to be understandable because of a bad connection.Rate it:

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brickbatA piece of brick used as a weapon, especially if thrown, or placed in something like a sock and used as a club.Rate it:

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bridgeThe piece, on string instruments, that supports the strings from the sounding board.Rate it:

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bucket of boltsA piece of machinery that is not worth more than its scrap value, often of old cars.Rate it:

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butt in To join a conversation or situation in which one is not welcome or invited; to interject Rate it:

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car madame à jaser tient le dé tout le jourMadame engrosses the conversation all day long.Rate it:

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carmen pronuntiareto recite a piece of verse (without gestures).Rate it:

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carmen recitareto read a piece of verse with expression.Rate it:

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cette pièce a fait fourThat piece was a failure, a frost.Rate it:

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chase the dragonTo inhale the vapour from heated morphine, heroin, oxycodone or opium that has been placed on a piece of foil.Rate it:

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cheat outTo face or turn toward the audience more than would be natural, for instance in a staged conversation.Rate it:

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Chicken FeedVery small amount of money that is not enough to manage a living or scarce piece of information or clueRate it:

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chicken filletUsed other than as an idiom: A piece of chicken breast meat.Rate it:

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chicken filletA piece of rubber or silicone placed in a woman's bra under the breast to increase apparent size and/or create more cleavage.Rate it:

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chime inTo talk; to join in conversation or discussion.Rate it:

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chocolate hot doga piece of faecesRate it:

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coffee talkInformal conversation among friends or acquaintances, of the kind that occurs in a casual gathering where people sit together and drink coffee.Rate it:

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collect one's thoughtsTo become mentally composed, especially after being distressed, surprised, or disoriented; to become calm or organized in one's emotional state or thinking, as in preparation for a conversation, speech, decision, etc.Rate it:

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commercium loquendi et audiendiinterchange of ideas; conversation.Rate it:

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conversation à bâtons rompusDesultory talk.Rate it:

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conversation pieceinteresting objectRate it:

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coser y cantarA piece of cakeRate it:

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c’est la pièce de résistanceIt is the principal dish (of a meal).Rate it:

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c’est un ouvrage de longue haleineIt’s a long job, a heavy piece of work.Rate it:

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c’est une réponse à l’emporte-pièceIt is a very cutting answer, and to the point.Rate it:

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do upTo fasten a piece of clothing.Rate it:

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do you come here oftenA common phrase for initiating conversation with a stranger, especially one for seeking romantic involvement.Rate it:

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drag something outDelay a decision by dragging, stretching, extending the conversation by injecting incidentals or humdrum history/misinformation/disproved calculations and extrapolations:Rate it:

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draw a blankTo be unable to produce a required piece of information.Rate it:

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duck soupEasy, or a piece of cake.Rate it:

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ear tunnelA piece of jewelry that fits into a stretched earlobe hole and makes it seem like a peephole and makes it see-through.Rate it:

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era só o que me faltavaliterally: “ was the only missing piece for me/ was just what I was missing.” either expresses impatience towards yet another misfortune or expresses disbelief towards an absurd statement: “give me a break!”Rate it:

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etc.And so on: used to note that the rest of a list or piece of information has been left out on the assumption that it is similar or already known.Rate it:

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être sur le tapisTo be the subject of general conversation; To be broached.Rate it:

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fabula cadita piece is a failure, falls flat.Rate it:

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fabula, ludus scaenicusthe piece; the play.Rate it:

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fabulam docere (διδάσκειν) (of the writer) (opp. fabulam discereto study a piece, of the actor)Rate it:

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