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1    blocked against entry; shut  
2    restricted; exclusive  
3    not open to question or debate  
4    (of a hunting season, etc.) close  
5      (Maths)  
a    (of a curve or surface) completely enclosing an area or volume  
b    (of a set) having members that can be produced by a specific operation on other members of the same set  
the integers are a closed set under multiplication     
6      (Also)    checked     (Phonetics)  
a    denoting a syllable that ends in a consonant  
b       another word for       close   1       21  
7    not open to public entry or membership  
a closed society     

closed book  
1    something deemed unknown or incapable of being understood  
2    a matter that has been finally concluded and admits of no further consideration  
      adj   (of a video recording) having subtitles which appear on screen only if the cassette is played through a special decoder  
closed chain  
      n     (Chem)      another name for       ring   1       18  
closed circuit  
      n   a complete electrical circuit through which current can flow when a voltage is applied  
   Compare       open circuit  
closed-circuit television  
      n   a television system in which signals are transmitted from the television camera to the receivers by cables or telephone links forming a closed circuit, as used in shops, hospitals, etc.  
closed community  
      n     (Ecology)   a plant community that does not allow for further colonization, all the available niches being occupied  
closed corporation  
      n     (U.S)   a corporation the stock of which is owned by a small number of persons and is rarely traded on the open market,   (Also)    close corporation  
closed cycle  
      n     (Engineering)   a heat engine in which the working substance is continuously circulated and does not need replenishment  
      adj   private; barred to members of the public  
a closed-door meeting     
closed game  
      n     (Chess)   a relatively complex game involving closed ranks and files and permitting only nontactical positional manoeuvring  
   Compare       open game  
closed primary  
      n     (U.S. government)   a primary in which only members of a particular party may vote  
   Compare       open primary  
closed scholarship  
      n   a scholarship for which only certain people, such as those from a particular school or with a particular surname, are eligible  
closed sentence  
      n     (Logic)   a formula that contains no free occurrence of any variable  
   Compare       open sentence  
closed set  
      n     (Maths)  
1    a set that includes all the values obtained by application of a given operation to its members  
2    a topological set containing all its own limit points  
3    an interval on the real line including its end points, as [0, 1], the set of reals between and including 0 and 1  
closed shop  
      n   (formerly) an industrial establishment in which there exists a contract between a trade union and the employer permitting the employment of the union's members only  
   Compare       open shop       union shop  
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The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
serving no purpose
not an easy task
no activitiy
Economy term
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
acronyme de "there is no alternative"
phrase chère jadis à Mme THATCHER reprise au G20 de novembre 2011 contre le Premier ministre grec et son référendum
little or no possibility of something to happen
basic, standard, with no special features
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