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one-to-one British & World English

Denoting or referring to a situation in which two parties come into direct contact, opposition, or correspondence

at one in one British & World English

In agreement or harmony

one up British & World English

Having an advantage over someone

one day in day British & World English

At a particular but unspecified time in the past

for one in one British & World English

Used to stress that the person named holds the specified view, even if no one else does

the one in one British & World English

A person regarded as one’s destined life partner

put someone to in put British & World English

Cause (inconvenience or difficulty) to someone

woe betide in woe British & World English

Used humorously to warn (someone) that they will be in trouble if they do a specified thing

one flesh in flesh British & World English

Used to refer to the spiritual and physical union of two people in a relationship, especially marriage

nice one in nice British & World English

Used to express approval

on one side in side British & World English

Out of one’s way; aside

trust someone to —— in trust British & World English

It is characteristic or predictable for someone to act in the specified way

give someone one in give British & World English

(Of a man) have sexual intercourse with a woman

owe someone one in owe British & World English

Feel indebted to someone

one by one in one British & World English

Separately and in succession; singly

one for one in one British & World English

Denoting or referring to a situation in which one thing corresponds to or is exchanged for another

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

one moment in moment British & World English

A request for someone to wait for a short period of time

be on to someone in on to British & World English

Be close to discovering the truth about an illegal or undesirable activity that someone is engaging in

murder one in murder British & World English

First-degree (or second-degree) murder

one nation in nation British & World English

A nation not divided by social inequality

number one, number two, etc. in number one British & World English

The shortest, or next shortest, etc., men’s cropped haircut produced with electric hair clippers

a new one in new British & World English

An account, idea, or joke not previously encountered by someone

one of us in us British & World English

A person recognized as an accepted member of a particular group, typically one that is exclusive in some way

here's to someone/thing in here British & World English

Used to wish health or success before drinking

bail someone/thing out in bail3 British & World English

Rescue someone or something from a difficulty

be all one to in all British & World English

Make no difference to

be all one to British & World English

Make no difference to

bleed someone/something dry in bleed British & World English

Drain someone or something of wealth or resources

give someone/thing best in best British & World English

Admit the superiority of someone or something

go one better in better1 British & World English

Narrowly surpass a previous effort or achievement

beat someone down in beat British & World English

Force someone to reduce the price of something

beat someone/thing off in beat British & World English

Succeed in resisting an attacker or an attack

beat someone up in beat British & World English

Assault and injure someone by hitting, kicking, or punching them repeatedly

put someone to bed in bed British & World English

Prepare someone, typically a child, for rest in bed

blow someone away in blow1 British & World English

Kill someone using a firearm

blow someone off in blow1 British & World English

Fail to keep an appointment with someone

blow someone out in blow1 British & World English

Defeat someone convincingly

blow someone up in blow1 British & World English

Reprimand someone severely

at one blow in blow2 British & World English

By a single stroke; in one operation

bawl someone out in bawl British & World English

Reprimand someone angrily

beat someone to it in beat British & World English

Succeed in doing something or getting somewhere before someone else

beat someone back in beat British & World English

Force (someone trying to do something) to retreat


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