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scot and lot

  

      n     (Brit. history)   a municipal tax paid by burgesses and others that came to be regarded as a qualification for the borough franchise in parliamentary elections (until the Reform Act of 1832)  
     (C13 scot tax, from Germanic; compare Old Norse skot; related to Old French escot (French écot) + lot (in the obsolete sense: tax))  
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Scot  
      n  
1    a native or inhabitant of Scotland  
2    a member of a tribe of Celtic raiders from the north of Ireland who carried out periodic attacks against the British mainland coast from the 3rd century a.d., eventually settling in N Britain during the 5th and 6th centuries  


Scot.  
      abbrev. for  
1    Scotch (whisky)  
2    Scotland  
3    Scottish  
scot and lot  
      n     (Brit. history)   a municipal tax paid by burgesses and others that came to be regarded as a qualification for the borough franchise in parliamentary elections (until the Reform Act of 1832)  
     (C13 scot tax, from Germanic; compare Old Norse skot; related to Old French escot (French écot) + lot (in the obsolete sense: tax))  
scot-free  
      adv  
      adj   predicative   without harm, loss, or penalty  
     (C16: see scot and lot)  

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exp.
quite a lot
we came in for a fair bit of criticism; I've travelled in Asia a fair bit
exp.
be very expensive; cost a lot
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
n.
Mutual trust and friendship among people spending a lot of time together. Another term for camaraderie.
[US] [mass noun] Ex: That teamsport is an ideal pastime for the young people, an opportunity to socialise and make new friends in a strong spirit of comradery
n.
using a lot of people (Internet users mostly) to contribute to a collective work. For example Wikipedia uses crowdsourcing
adv.
a lot; very much; in a great quantity; endlessly
[Fig.] E.g. love someone to the moon and back=love someone very much
exp.
familiar and evocative expression used to describe a chaotic situation in which things turn wrong, suddenly causing a lot of trouble or making someone very angry
[Fam.] Ex.: The shit hit the fan when his wife found out that he had cheated on her.
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
n.
means a different approach or a welcome change to something. Ex.: anna has lots of wonderful ideas and motivation - she is a breath of fresh air.
[Fig.]
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