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Dressed (up) to kill: He liked Western women least when they were all dressed to kill. — Европейские дамы нравились ему меньше всего, когда они были в сногсшибательных туалетах. We're not used to seeing people all dressed up to kill - like you. — Мы не привыкли к таким расфуфыренным особам, как ты. She is always dressed to kill — На ней всегда сногсшибательный костюм.
Terms of prettiness, loveliness, comeliness or plainness, homeliness, ugliness.
An A-Z of English words and phrases that describe behaviour.
Your written English may be quite good. You certainly may sound very fluent and competent. But, if inexplicably, you, like many other foreigners, write your message in AOLspeak, it can label you as either a beginner at English or a 12-year old.
The 2000s. During the decade of the 2000s, a universally accepted name for the decade was never really accepted in the English-speaking world, as it had been for previous decades such as the '90s, the '80s, etc.
Girl next door. The cultural and sexual stereotype of the girl next door or the All-American girl indicates wholesome, unassuming femininity, as opposed to the culture’s other female stereotypes such as the tomboy, the valley girl, the?femme fatale, girly girl, or the slut.
In the idealised American context, falling in love with the “girl next door” is a classic exemplar of romantic fiction. Every guy may have his specific girl-next-door prototype...
Satchel: According to the dictionary, a satchel is a rectangular bag, usually made of leather or cloth and provided with a shoulder strap, used for carrying books, esp. school books. The main difference between a satchel and a briefcase is that a satchel is soft-sided. As well, satchels often have straps and briefcases never do.
A young working-class person who dresses in casual sports clothes. The lowest common denomenator of English society, equivalent to white trash for Americans although with many differences.
“You shitty scum chav”
“Hey I like the way you have chavved up ya car/wardrobe/lifestyle/language”
The English language is permanently evolving and developing. New words and expressions are coined and existing words change their meaning as society, culture and technology progress.
Professor David Crystal is one of the world’s foremost experts on language. He has selected some words and expressions that have recently made it into the language, if not necessarily into dictionaries.
What are the most popular pet names? For the second year in a row the name “Max” has taken top honors as the nation’s most popular pet name according to research by Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI).