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her British & World English

Used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a female person or animal previously mentioned or easily identified

I don't blame you British & World English

Used to indicate that one agrees that the action or attitude taken was reasonable

good for you ! British & World English

Used as an exclamation of praise or approval

what's eating you ? British & World English

What is worrying or annoying you (or him or her)?

Her in her British & World English

Used in titles

lucky devil British & World English

Used to express envy at someone else’s good fortune

that's your problem British & World English

Used to express one’s lack of interest in or sympathy with another person’s problems

for my part British & World English

As far as I am (or he, she, etc., is) concerned

keep someone in his place British & World English

Keep someone from becoming presumptuous

put someone in his place British & World English

Deflate or humiliate someone regarded as being presumptuous

rather you than me British & World English

Used to convey that one would be reluctant oneself to undertake a particular task undertaken by someone else

rest his soul British & World English

Used to express a wish that God should grant someone’s soul peace

one's all in all British & World English

One’s whole strength or resources

one's mark in mark1 British & World English

Something which is particularly typical of or suitable for someone

lucky devil in lucky British & World English

Used to express envy at someone else’s good fortune

—— one's last in last1 British & World English

Do something for the last time

one's kind in kind1 British & World English

People with whom one has a great deal in common

someone's kind in kind1 British & World English

Used to express disapproval of a certain type of person

do a —— in do1 British & World English

Behave in a manner characteristic of (a specified person)

do someone up in do1 British & World English

Dress someone up, especially in an elaborate or impressive way

act one's age in age British & World English

Behave in a manner appropriate to someone of one’s age and not to someone younger

do one's bit in bit1 British & World English

Make a useful contribution to an effort or cause

cry someone/thing up in cry British & World English

Praise (or disparage) someone or something

cut someone in in cut British & World English

Include someone in a deal and give them a share of the profits

cut someone up in cut British & World English

(Of a driver) overtake someone and pull in too closely in front of them

eaten up in eat British & World English

Dominate the thoughts of someone completely

fit someone/thing in in fit1 British & World English

Find room or have sufficient space for someone or something

fit someone/thing out in fit1 British & World English

Provide someone or something with the necessary equipment, clothes, or other items for a particular situation

fit someone up in fit1 British & World English

Incriminate someone by falsifying evidence against them

get someone up in get British & World English

Rise or cause to rise from bed after sleeping

gin someone up in gin2 British & World English

Arouse or intensify strong feelings in someone

mix someone/thing up in mix British & World English

Confuse someone or something with another person or thing

be someone's man in man British & World English

Be the person perfectly suited to a particular requirement or task

of one's own in own British & World English

Belonging to oneself alone

on one's own in own British & World English

Unaccompanied by others; alone or unaided

let someone in in let1 British & World English

Admit someone to a room, building, or area

lay someone up in lay1 British & World English

Put someone out of action through illness or injury

do one's nut in nut British & World English

Become extremely angry or agitated

set someone/thing on in set1 British & World English

Cause or urge a person or animal to attack

set someone up in set1 British & World English

Establish someone in a particular capacity or role

sit up in sit British & World English

Move (or cause someone to move) from a lying or slouching to a sitting position

put someone to in put British & World English

Cause (inconvenience or difficulty) to someone

put someone up in put British & World English

Accommodate someone temporarily

put someone on in put British & World English

Tease or playfully deceive someone

sum someone/thing up in sum British & World English

Concisely describe of the nature or character of someone or something


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