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he British & World English

Used to refer to a man, boy, or male animal previously mentioned or easily identified

HE British & World English

High explosive

He British & World English

The chemical element helium

I can't win British & World English

There is no course of action will bring success or please people

I will try anything once British & World English

Used to indicate willingness to do or experience something new

I couldn't care less British & World English

Used to express complete indifference

for all you care British & World English

Used to indicate that someone feels no interest or concern

I wasn't born yesterday British & World English

Used to indicate that one (or another person) is not foolish or gullible

helium British & World English

The chemical element of atomic number 2, an inert gas which is the lightest member of the noble gas series

He in helium British & World English

The chemical element of atomic number 2, an inert gas which is the lightest member of the noble gas series

you will be lucky British & World English

Used to imply in an ironic or resigned way that someone’s wishes or expectations are unlikely to be fulfilled

I cannot say British & World English

I (or he, she, etc.) do not know

says I British & World English

Used after direct speech in reporting someone’s part in a conversation

s/he British & World English

A written representation of ‘he or she’ used as a neutral alternative to indicate someone of either sex

he'll British & World English

He shall; he will

he-man British & World English

A well-built, muscular man

says I in say British & World English

Used after direct speech in reporting someone’s part in a conversation

Bates, H. E. British & World English

(1905–74), English novelist and short-story writer; full name Herbert Ernest Bates. He is noted for novels such as The Darling Buds of May (1958)

more fool —— in fool1 British & World English

Used to convey that a specified person is behaving unwisely

lay about one in lay1 British & World English

Strike out wildly on all sides

I cannot say in say British & World English

I (or he, she, etc.) do not know

ha ha British & World English

Used to represent laughter

he he in ha ha British & World English

Used to represent laughter

as best one can in best British & World English

As effectively as possible under the circumstances

for all you care in care British & World English

Used to indicate that someone feels no interest or concern

if he is a day in day British & World English

At least (appended to a statement about a person’s age)

if he is a day British & World English

At least (appended to a statement about a person’s age)

what is he like? British & World English

Used as an expression of light-hearted incredulity at behaviour regarded as foolish or eccentric

put something behind one in put British & World English

Get over a bad experience by distancing oneself from it

have it in one in have British & World English

Have the capacity or potential (to do something)

if it kills one in kill1 British & World English

Whatever the problems or difficulties involved

as well he might in well1 British & World English

Used to convey the speaker’s opinion that a reaction is appropriate or unsurprising

as well he might British & World English

Used to convey the speaker’s opinion that a reaction is appropriate or unsurprising

for two pins I'd —— British & World English

Used to convey strong temptation to do something, typically from annoyance or irritation

who am I to do something British & World English

What right or authority do I (or you, he, etc.) have to do something

not know one is born in born British & World English

Used to convey that someone has an easy life without realizing how easy it is

for two pins I'd —— in pin British & World English

Used to convey strong temptation to do something, typically from annoyance or irritation

have a way with one in way British & World English

Have a charming and persuasive manner

know what one is about in about British & World English

Be sensible, self-possessed, and aware of how to deal with difficult situations

as the fancy takes one in fancy British & World English

According to one’s inclination

have —— going for one in go1 British & World English

Used to indicate how much someone has in their favour or to their advantage

you will be lucky in lucky British & World English

Used to imply in an ironic or resigned way that someone’s wishes or expectations are unlikely to be fulfilled

run before one can walk in run British & World English

Attempt something difficult before one has grasped the basic skills

as far as one can tell in tell1 British & World English

Judging from the available information

walk before one can run in walk British & World English

Grasp the basic skills before attempting something more difficult


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