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Meanings of A:

determiner

Used when referring to someone or something for the first time in a text or conversation.

Usage examples:

A man came out of the room
abbreviation

(in travel timetables) arrives.

Usage examples:

Penzance a 0915
symbol

(in units of measurement) atto- (10−18).

prefix

Not; without.

Usage examples:

Atheistic
suffix

Forming ancient or latinized modern names of animals and plants.

Usage examples:

Primula
noun

The first letter of the alphabet.

Usage examples:

Suppose a had killed b

Acceleration.

preposition

In or for each or every; per

Usage examples:

Take one tablet three times a day., these shoes cost $30 a pair., the teacher gave me an a for my e…

Meanings of A bit much a bite at the cherry a busy bee:

adjective

Something that is missing cannot be found because it is not where it should be

Usage examples:

The burglars have been arrested but the jewellery is still missing., when did you realize that the …

Meanings of A bit much:

To be a situation, or type of behaviour that is unreasonable, or more than you can deal with

Usage examples:

I thought being asked to miss my lunch was a bit much.
phrase

Somewhat excessive or unreasonable.

Usage examples:

His earnestness can be a bit much

Meanings of A bite at the cherry:

phrase

An attempt or opportunity to do something.

Usage examples:

The team had victory snatched from their grasp, and could well have had their last bite at the cherry
idiom

Another opportunity to do something

Usage examples:

He missed a medal in the 100 metres, but will get a second bite of the cherry in the 400 metres.

Meanings of A bone of contention:

idiom

Something that two people or groups cannot agree about

Usage examples:

Money is a common bone of contention in many marriages.

Meanings of A cut above:

phrase

Noticeably superior to.

Usage examples:

She's a cut above the rest
idiom

Someone who is of a higher social class

Usage examples:

She thinks she's a cut above her neighbours.

Meanings of A dime a dozen:

Common and not special

Usage examples:

Plastic toys like this are a dime a dozen.
phrase

Very common and of no particular value.

Usage examples:

Experts in this field are a dime a dozen

Meanings of A dog in the manger:

noun

A person who has no need of, or ability to use, a possession that would be of use or value to others, but who prevents others from having it.

Usage examples:

What a dog in the manger you must be!
idiom

Someone who keeps something that they do not want in order to prevent someone else from getting it

Meanings of A fish out of water:

idiom

Someone who is uncomfortable in a specific situation

Usage examples:

I felt like a fish out of water at my new school.

Meanings of A good deal:

phrase

A large amount.

Usage examples:

I don't know a great deal about politics

Meanings of A great deal:

idiom

To a very great degree or extent

phrase

A large amount.

Usage examples:

I don't know a great deal about politics

Meanings of A hair’s breadth:

idiom

A very small distance or amount

Usage examples:

His finger was within a hair's breadth of touching the alarm., she came within a hair's breadth of …

Meanings of A lame duck:

noun

An ineffectual or unsuccessful person or thing.

Usage examples:

Not that long ago, the bank was regarded as a lame duck

Meanings of A leopard can’t change its spots:

idiom

Something you say that means a person's character, especially if it is bad, will not change, even if they pretend that it will

Meanings of A little bird told me:

phrase

Used to indicate that the speaker knows something but chooses to keep the identity of their informant secret.

Usage examples:

A little bird told me it was your birthday
idiom

Used to say that you have heard a piece of information about someone from someone else

Usage examples:

"how did you know it was my birthday?" "α little bird told me.", a little bird told me that they us…

Meanings of A lone wolf:

noun

A very independent or solitary person.

Usage examples:

He's a lone wolf; that's what made him a successful foreign correspondent

Meanings of A lot:

phrase

Lots (of) a large amount or number of people or things

Usage examples:

She eats lots of fruit., there were a lot of people there., he does a lot of travelling in his job.…
collocation

To expect or demand more than is usual, reasonable, or fair

Usage examples:

It's asking a lot when your boss wants you to work weekends as well as evenings., it is asking a lo…

Meanings of A man of his word:

idiom

Someone who keeps their promises

Usage examples:

You can trust him - he's a man of his word.

Meanings of A million and one:

idiom

Very many

Usage examples:

I can't talk right now - i have a hundred and one things to do this morning.

Meanings of A penny for your thoughts:

phrase

Used to ask someone what they are thinking about.

Usage examples:

I haven't heard anyone say that for years - a penny for your thoughts.
idiom

I would like to know what you are thinking

Usage examples:

You haven't said very much – a penny for your thoughts.

Meanings of A penny saved is a penny earned:

idiom

Something you say that means it is wise to save money

Usage examples:

I'd advise anyone to put aside a proportion of their earnings - a penny saved is a penny earned.

Meanings of A rare bird:

noun

An exceptional person or thing; a rarity.

Usage examples:

The style is a rare bird in brazilian music

Meanings of A second bite at the cherry:

phrase

An attempt or opportunity to do something.

Usage examples:

The team had victory snatched from their grasp, and could well have had their last bite at the cherry
idiom

Another opportunity to do something

Usage examples:

He missed a medal in the 100 metres, but will get a second bite of the cherry in the 400 metres.

Meanings of A sight for sore eyes:

phrase

A person or thing that one is extremely pleased or relieved to see.

Usage examples:

The mighty cairngorms are a sight for sore eyes in any rambler's book
idiom

Someone or something that you are happy to see

Usage examples:

After twenty hours of driving, my family was a sight for sore eyes.

Meanings of A snowball’s chance in hell:

phrase

No chance at all.

Usage examples:

The scheme has a snowball's chance in hell of being accepted
idiom

To have no chance of succeeding

Usage examples:

If he can't afford a good lawyer, he doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning the case.

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