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tete a teteprivate conversationRate 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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do upTo fasten a piece of clothing.Rate it:

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ring offTo finish a telephone conversation and disconnect.Rate it:

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strike upTo start something with somebody else. Usually a conversation or relationship.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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yank offTo remove something, like a piece of cloth or bread, by tearing it with one quick strong pull.Rate it:

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Quaker gunA nonfunctional imitation of a gun or of a piece of artillery, typically made of wood and usually intended to deceive enemy forces into overestimating one's available firepower.Rate it:

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chime inTo talk; to join in conversation or discussion.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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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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omgTo start; never end conversation of the best conversation you ever had in your life .Rate it:

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sunder outTo remove a piece of something from the whole; separate out.Rate it:

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table talkConversation, especially of an informal or somewhat gossipy nature, among a group seated together for a meal or other social activity.Rate it:

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muck aboutTo do somethings with a piece of equipment when you do not understand how it works.Rate it:

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out of characterNot acting; not "on"; behaving within one's natural personality rather than that of a character in a performance piece.Rate it:

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rag-chewingA phrase used by morse code operators for a longer than usual conversation, generally a conversation extending about 30 minutes.Rate it:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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coser y cantarA piece of cakeRate 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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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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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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