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Meanings of The-old-days:

idiom

Times in the past

Usage examples:

In the old days we only had four or five tv channels.

The-old-school-tie

ˌəʊld skuːl ˈtaɪ

Meanings of The-old-school-tie:

noun

→  the old-boy network

Usage examples:

Wearing the old school tie isn't always an advantage these days.

Meanings of The-oldest-profession:

idiom

Prostitution (= the job of having sex for money)

Meanings of The-oldest-trick-in-the:

idiom

A way of tricking someone that is still effective although it has been used a lot before

Usage examples:

It was the oldest trick in the book - one man distracted me while another stole my wallet.

Meanings of The-once-over:

phrase

To look at and examine something or someone quickly

Usage examples:

The security guards gave me the once-over, but they didn't ask me for any identification., we sent …

The-opposition

ˌɒp.əˈzɪʃ.ən

Meanings of The-opposition:

noun

Disagreement with something, often by speaking or fighting against it, or (esp. in politics) the people or group who are not in power

Usage examples:

The proposal faces strong opposition., they expect to defeat the opposition.

The-other-side

ˈʌð.ər

Meanings of The-other-side:

pronoun

The second of two things or people, or the item or person that is left from a group or set of things

Usage examples:

Hold the racket in one hand and the ball in the other., some people like living in big cities, but …
adjective

Used to describe amounts of money, usually small amounts, that are added together and not listed under a separate name in financial records

Usage examples:

These expenses are included under the headings 'utilities', 'taxes', and 'other'.

The-outback

ˈaʊt.bæk

Meanings of The-outback:

noun

The areas of australia that are far away from towns and cities, especially the desert areas in central australia

Meanings of The-papers:

plural noun

Official documents

Usage examples:

The guard asked to see my papers.

The-paranormal

ˌpær.əˈnɔː.məl

Meanings of The-paranormal:

adjective

Impossible to explain by known natural forces or by science

Usage examples:

Paranormal powers/events/forces, this book is about people who claim to have paranormal abilities s…

Meanings of The-past:

noun

The form of a verb used to describe an action that happened before the present time and is no longer happening. it is usually made by adding -ed

Usage examples:

The past simple of 'cook' is 'cooked'.

Meanings of The-patter-of-tiny-feet:

idiom

Something you say that means that someone is going to have a baby

Usage examples:

Are you telling me we're going to be hearing the patter of tiny feet?

The-peerage

ˈpɪə.rɪdʒ

Meanings of The-peerage:

noun

The position of being a peer

Usage examples:

She was given a peerage., he was elevated to the peerage after distinguished service in industry.

Meanings of The-people:

plural noun

Men, women, and children generally; pl ofperson

Usage examples:

There were a lot of people there., some people were hurt., young/old people, poor/rich people, thos…
noun

The people who work for a particular organization or person

Usage examples:

Firms need to keep investing both in infrastructure and their people., your people can talk to my p…

The-performing-arts

pəˌfɔː.mɪŋ ˈɑːts

Meanings of The-performing-arts:

plural noun

Acting, singing, dancing, and other forms of public entertainment

Usage examples:

Season tickets to the theater are a perfect gift for someone who loves the performing arts.

Meanings of The-pest:

noun

An insect or small animal that is harmful or damages crops

Usage examples:

The aphid is a garden pest., my brother is such a pest.

Meanings of The-pick-of-the-bunch:

phrase

The best person or thing, or the best people or things, from a group of similar people or things

Usage examples:

Send in your poems and we'll publish the best of the bunch., it has to be said that the title song …

Meanings of The-pictures:

phrase

The cinema

Usage examples:

Let's go to the pictures tonight., we saw the film at the pictures years ago., it's one of those fi…

Meanings of The-pits:

idiom

Infmla very bad or unpleasant thing

Usage examples:

When i first came to the college, this place was the pits, but it's improved a lot.

Meanings of The-pl:

noun

Written abbreviation for programming language

The-po

ˌpiːˈəʊ

Meanings of The-po:

noun

Abbreviation for post office

The-point

pɔɪnt

Meanings of The-point:

noun

The sharp or narrow end of something, such as a knife or pin

Usage examples:

I stuck myself with the point of the needle., he made some good points in his speech., the lawyers …

The-police

ˈfæʃ.ən pəˌliːs

Meanings of The-police:

noun

A way of referring to newspapers, television programmes, etc. that discuss and criticize the clothes that famous people wear; a way of referring to people in general who criticize the clothes that people wear

Usage examples:

The fashion police were divided on whether her dress looked "spectacular" or "disastrous"., don't w…

The-populace

ˈpɒp.jə.ləs

Meanings of The-populace:

noun

The people who live in a particular country or place, or ordinary people

Usage examples:

It seemed as if the town’s entire populace had turned out for the parade.

The-population

ˌpɒp.jəˈleɪ.ʃən

Meanings of The-population:

noun

All the people living in a particular country, area, or place

Usage examples:

[ u ] what is the population of toronto (= how many people live there)?

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