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wait for the other shoe to drop exp.
wait for something, usually linked to a previous event, to happen; expect something that can not be avoided to happen

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exp.
acronym for Let Me Know, as to ask the other party to get back to you
n.
technique used for smoking a marijuana joint in two, consisting in one person inhaling the smoke exhaled by the other one
slang
n.
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations
n.
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
exp.
make a sensational announcement
[Fig.] E.g.: Today's newspapers dropped a bomb about the President's past.
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
adv.
without any hesitation, delay or preparation ; instantly ; at the slightest signal/urging/pretext/provocation
Note: Probably alludes to the late 19th century common practice of signaling the start of a race or other contest by either dropping a hat or sweeping it in a rapid downward motion. Ex.: Call Mike if you need help; he can come at the drop of a hat / He was known for his generosity and kindness but when things were going wrong at work, he could turn nasty at the drop of a hat
n.
person who is very important and dear without formally being the spouse
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
exp.
amongst other things said or stated
At the panel she stated her claims inter-alia
n.
a person who does not care too much about the others, a little rude, assertive
[Fam.]
n.
software created with the purpose of testing other software
n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
exp.
This term means leaving a discussion after you achieve an absolute victory
[Fig.] E.g.: My presentation was so successful. It was the ultimate mic drop.
n.
Emergency Medical Services - Polysemic Term used in USA and UK for Prehospital Emergency Services and other countries as the whole chain from Emergency Call to Hospital Intensive Care services.
Care Traduction difficulty !
n.
A list of blogs on a blog (usually placed in the sidebar of a blog) that reads as a list of recommendations by the blogger of other blogs.
n.
regional term for flat white bread roll, other terms are bap, batch, cob
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
n.
is a test process that is performed after the software has been changed in order to verify if the changes didn't affect other software parts
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wait

  

      vb  
1    when intr, often foll by: for, until, or to   to stay in one place or remain inactive in expectation (of something); hold oneself in readiness (for something)  
2    to delay temporarily or be temporarily delayed  
that work can wait     
3    when intr, usually foll by: for   (of things) to be in store (for a person)  
success waits for you in your new job     
4    intr   to act as a waiter or waitress  
      n  
5    the act or an instance of waiting  
6    a period of waiting  
7    pl  
Rare   a band of musicians who go around the streets, esp. at Christmas, singing and playing carols  
8    an interlude or interval between two acts or scenes in a play, etc.  
9    lie in wait   to prepare an ambush (for someone),   (See also)        wait on       wait up  
     (C12: from Old French waitier; related to Old High German wahten to wake1)  


wait-a-bit  
      n   any of various plants having sharp hooked thorns or similar appendages, esp. the greenbrier and the grapple plant  
wait on  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to serve at the table of  
2    to act as an attendant or servant to  
3    Archaic   to visit  
      interj  
4      (Austral. and N.Z.)   stop! hold on!,   (Also (for senses 1, 2, 3))    wait upon  
wait up  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to delay going to bed in order to await some event  
2    Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to halt and pause in order that another person may catch up  
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wait on, wait up, wait upon, lie in wait


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