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who British & World English

What or which person or people

Who British & World English

An English rock group known almost as much for destroying their instruments on stage as for the songs of guitarist Pete Townshend (b.1945). They had hits with songs such as ‘My Generation’ (1965) and recorded Townshend’s rock opera Tommy in 1969

WHO British & World English

World Health Organization

World Health Organization British & World English

An agency of the United Nations, established in 1948 to promote health and control communicable diseases. It assists in the efforts of member governments, and pursues biomedical research through some 500 collaborating research centres throughout the world. Its headquarters are in Geneva

WHO in World Health Organization British & World English

An agency of the United Nations, established in 1948 to promote health and control communicable diseases. It assists in the efforts of member governments, and pursues biomedical research through some 500 collaborating research centres throughout the world. Its headquarters are in Geneva

the Who in Who British & World English

An English rock group known almost as much for destroying their instruments on stage as for the songs of guitarist Pete Townshend (b.1945). They had hits with songs such as ‘My Generation’ (1965) and recorded Townshend’s rock opera Tommy in 1969

who'da British & World English

Who would have

who's who British & World English

A list or directory of facts about notable people

you-know-who British & World English

Used to refer to someone (or something) known to the hearer without specifying their identity

know who's who British & World English

Be aware of the identity and status of each person

who goes there? British & World English

Said by a sentry as a challenge

ladies who lunch British & World English

Women with both the means and free time to meet socially for lunch in expensive restaurants

know who's who in know British & World English

Be aware of the identity and status of each person

show someone who's boss British & World English

Make it clear that it is oneself who is in charge

you-know-who in you British & World English

Used to refer to someone (or something) known to the hearer without specifying their identity

who am I to do something British & World English

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

he who hesitates is lost British & World English

Delay or vacillation may have unfortunate or disastrous consequences

who goes there? in go1 British & World English

Said by a sentry as a challenge

ladies who lunch in lady British & World English

Women with both the means and free time to meet socially for lunch in expensive restaurants

who's she—the cat's mother? British & World English

Used as a mild reproof, especially to a child, for impolite use of the pronoun she rather than a person’s name

he who laughs last laughs longest British & World English

Don’t rejoice too soon, in case your delight at your own good fortune is premature

people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones British & World English

You shouldn’t criticize others when you have similar faults of your own

he who pays the piper calls the tune British & World English

The person who provides the money for something has the right to determine how it’s spent

with friends like ——, who needs enemies? British & World English

Used to suggest that a supposed friend or ally of a particular person has acted against the best interests of that person

show someone who's boss in boss1 British & World English

Make it clear that it is oneself who is in charge

whodunnit British & World English

A story or play about a murder in which the identity of the murderer is not revealed until the end

he who hesitates is lost in hesitate British & World English

Delay or vacillation may have unfortunate or disastrous consequences

he who lives by the sword dies by the sword British & World English

Those who commit violent acts must expect to suffer violence themselves

who am I to do something in who British & World English

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

there's none so blind as those who will not see British & World English

There’s no point trying to reason with someone who does not want to listen to reason

he who sups with the devil should have a long spoon British & World English

A person who has dealings with a dangerous or wily person should be cautious

who's she—the cat's mother? in she British & World English

Used as a mild reproof, especially to a child, for impolite use of the pronoun she rather than a person’s name

he who laughs last laughs longest in laugh British & World English

Don’t rejoice too soon, in case your delight at your own good fortune is premature

anyone British & World English

A person of importance or authority

like the cat that got the cream in cat1 British & World English

Self-satisfied, having achieved one’s objective

he who pays the piper calls the tune in pay1 British & World English

The person who provides the money for something has the right to determine how it’s spent

with friends like ——, who needs enemies? in friend British & World English

Used to suggest that a supposed friend or ally of a particular person has acted against the best interests of that person

who/what should —— but in should British & World English

Emphasizing how surprising an event was

you-know-who or you-know-what in you British & World English

Used to refer to someone (or something) known to the hearer without specifying their identity

run something up the flagpole British & World English

Test the popularity of a new idea or proposal

run something up the flagpole in flagpole British & World English

Test the popularity of a new idea or proposal

there's none so blind as those who will not see in blind British & World English

There’s no point trying to reason with someone who does not want to listen to reason

he who lives by the sword dies by the sword in sword British & World English

Those who commit violent acts must expect to suffer violence themselves

he who sups with the devil should have a long spoon in sup2 British & World English

A person who has dealings with a dangerous or wily person should be cautious

people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones in glass British & World English

You shouldn’t criticize others when you have similar faults of your own


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