Définition situation juridique | dictionnaire d’Anglais Cobuild pour apprenants



  ( situations    plural  )
1       n-count   You use situation to refer generally to what is happening in a particular place at a particular time, or to refer to what is happening to you.  
usu with supp, oft poss N  
Army officers said the situation was under control..., She's in a hopeless situation...     
2       n-count   The situation of a building or town is the kind of surroundings that it has.  
FORMAL   usu supp N   (=location)  
The garden is in a beautiful situation on top of a fold in the rolling Hampshire landscape.     
3    Situations Vacant is the title of a column or page in a newspaper where jobs are advertised.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
situations vacant      phrase   oft PHR n  
in AM, use Employment     

situation comedy        ( situation comedies    plural  ) A situation comedy is an amusing television drama series about a set of characters. The abbreviation sitcom is also used.      n-var  
...a situation comedy that was set in an acupuncture clinic.     
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to face a situation courageously
perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
"I just realised how important is that trip for you."
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
expression used to describe an attempt to organize a difficult or unpredictable situation; trying to coordinate a group of people who tend to act chaotically
[Bus.] E.g: Some say that managing a team is herding cats.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
be the most affected by a unpleasant situation; be considered the main responsible for a negative event
E.g.: If the deadline is not met, the production department will bear the brunt
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
name given to the discomfort felt in the abdominal area in situations of stress or anxiety
also known as "butterflies in the stomach" sensation


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