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S nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (19th letter of alphabet) (18ª letra do alfabeto)S sm
S abbr (small) (abreviatura de pequeno)P abrev
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a hair's breadth away advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (very close) (pertíssimo)por um fio de cabelo, por um triz loc adj
 The house that I bought was a hair's breadth away from the sea.
a man's man nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (virile or vigorous adult male) (viril, vigoroso)homem com letra maiúscula expr
  homem com h expr
 James Bond is a man's man, and that's why he gets all the ladies.
Adam's apple pomo de Adão
arm's length nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (distance just beyond reach)fora do alcance loc sf
 He seems dangerous: we'll have to keep him at arm's length.
at a stone's throw advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (some distance away, apart) (a uma pequena distância)a um tiro de pedra loc adv
  bem perto loc adv
 The apartment is a stone´s throw from the university and many restaurants.
at arm's length advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (at a safe distance)à distância loc adv
 He has lied to me before, so I keep him at arm's length now.
at arm's length advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." literal (at the end of one's extended arm)na ponta do braço loc adv
 Most Americans prefer to keep people they don't know well at arm's length while talking.
at death's door advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (very ill, about to die) (muito mau)à porta da morte loc adv
at each other's throats adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (arguing, fighting) (discutindo, brigando)pelo pescoço loc adj
at one's own pace advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at a speed one is comfortable with)no seu ritmo loc adv
 From the tortoise and the hare we learn that one can proceed at one's own pace and still be a winner.
at [sb]'s expense advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." literal (paid for by [sb] else) (pago por outra pessoa)às custas de alguém loc adv
 Faculty can attend the conference at the university's expense.
at [sb]'s expense advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (causing [sb] discomfort or embarrassment) (causando desconforto e embaraço)às custas de alguém loc adv
 John made a joke at Lina's expense, causing everyone to laugh except Lina, who frowned in dismay.
at the top of one's class advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (among the very best)entre os primeiros da turma loc adv
 He graduated at the top of his class and was accepted to a very good university.
at the water's edge advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (on the bank or shore)à beira d'água loc adv
 We strolled at the water's edge, picking up shells.
athlete's foot nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fungal infection of the foot)pé de atleta loc sm
 I wear sandals in the shower at the gym so I won't pick up athlete's foot.
baby's bottle,
baby bottle,
US
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(bottle with teat for baby's milk)mamadeira sf
 Nina is breast-fed, so her baby bottle is always filled with water.
bachelor's degree bacharelado
Baker's Chocolate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. brand name (brand of cooking chocolate) (marca de chocolate)Baker's Chocolate loc sf
baker's dozen nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (thirteen) (13)dúzia de frade loc sf
 The bakery sells its fresh doughnuts by the baker's dozen.
baker's yeast nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (culture used as leavening agent in baking)levedura sf
  fermento sm
 Baker's yeast is used to leaven bread.
banker's order nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (pay order, banker's cheque) (cheque)ordem de pagamento loc sf
be a fool's game viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative, informal ([sth] in which involvement is unwise)ser uma perda de tempo loc v int
be at wit's end estar num beco sem saída
  não saber para onde se virar
be in [sb]'s good books viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal, figurative (be in [sb]'s favour) (ter o favor de)estar na graça de loc vt
  cair nas graças de
be none of [sb]'s business v (not concern [sb])não ser da conta de ninguém expr
 My financial situation is private and none of your business.
beginner's luck sorte de principiante
bird's nest ninho de pássaro
bird's-eye view nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (aerial view, view from above) (vista de cima)vista aérea loc sf
 I got a bird's-eye view of the Atlantic as my plane flew over it.
breathe one’s last breath v (die)dar o último suspiro
 After she received extreme unction, she breathed her last breath.
brewer's yeast nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (yeast used to ferment beer)levedura de cerveja loc sf
 Mixing brewer's yeast in sugar water will create CO² that attracts and drowns mosquitoes.
bull's eye na mosca!
by a hair's breadth advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by the slightest margin)por um triz, por um fio loc adv
 The horse won by a hair's breadth.
cat's paw nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (foot of a cat)pata de gato
 A cat's paw is soft on the bottom, but has dangerous retractable claws.
cat's paw nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sb] duped or used by another)crédulo, ingênuo, incauto, simplório
cat's tail nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (tail of a cat)rabo de gato loc sm
 After Brian tripped while using his chainsaw, the cat's tail lay severed on the grass and the cat was nowhere to be seen.
child's play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sth] very easy) (figurativo - algo muito fácil)moleza sf
  brincadeira de criança
 I finished the crossword puzzle very quickly; it was child's play.
children's book nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (book intended for children)livro infantil loc sm
 During his career, the artist illustrated several children's books.
children's home nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (care institution for minors) (abrigo e educação a órfãos e abandonados)orfanato sm
  (abrigo e educação a órfãos e abandonados)lar das crianças loc sm
children's librarian nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (librarian specializing in books for children)biblioteca infantil loc sf
children's menu nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (restaurant's list of dishes for children)menu infantil loc sm
  cardápio infantil loc sm
 The children's menu offers small portions.
children's wear nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (clothes made for children)roupa infantil, moda infantil loc sf
 I'm going to open a shop specializing in the sale of children's wear.
close one's ears to [sth] v (refuse to listen to [sth](recusar-se a escutar alguém)tapar os ouvidos loc v
cloud [sb]'s judgment,
UK: cloud [sb]'s judgement
v
(impair or prejudice [sb]'s reasoning)perturbar o juízo de loc vt
 Don't let your love for someone cloud your judgment.
come to [sb]'s assistance v (offer to help [sb](oferecer ajuda, dar assistência)acudir, socorrer, auxiliar vt
 She was quick to come to my assistance when I needed some help.
comply with [sb]'s orders v (obey [sb](obedecer a alguém)cumprir com as ordens, acatar a ordem
 The journalist failed to comply with the judge's orders to reveal his sources.
crow's feet nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (wrinkles at outer corner of eye) (rugas nos cantos dos olhos)pé de galinha loc sm
 She thought that crow's feet on her eyes were the first sign that she was getting old.
crow's nest nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (lookout on a ship's mast)cesto da gávea loc sm
 Up in the crow's nest, Jack spotted land before anyone on deck.
crow's nest nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (bird's nest made by crow)ninho de corvo loc sm
 There's a crow's nest on top of my neighbour's chimney.
crow's-feet,
crow's feet
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
figurative (wrinkles at outer corners of the eyes) (rugas nos cantos dos olhos)pés-de-galinha sm pl
 All the years of wind and sun had given the farmer crow's-feet at an early age.
cry one's heart out v figurative (weep bitterly)chorar copiosamente loc vt
 I cried my heart out when my best friend moved away.
curse one's luck v informal, figurative (feel one has been unlucky)reclamar da própria sorte loc vt
day's work nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (work done in one day) (literal)um dia de trabalho
 It will take one more day's work to finish the job.
day's work nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (routine activity) (rotina)um dia de trabalho
 There's no need to thank me - it's all in a day's work for me.
Dean's Honour List,
US: Dean's Honor List
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(roll call of academic distinction) (acadêmica)lista de honra loc sf
dentist's chair cadeira de dentista
devil's advocate advogado do diabo
director's chair cadeira do diretor
do one's best fazer o seu melhor
do one's best to do [sth] fazer o melhor possível
do one's duty fazer sua obrigação
do [sb]'s will viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (carry out [sb]'s instructions)fazer a vontade de
doctor's office nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (doctor's surgery)consultório médico loc sm
 I went to the doctor's office to get a prostate exam.
doctor's surgery,
US: doctor's office
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK (general practitioner's office)consultório médico loc sm
doctor's visit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (scheduled medical appointment)consulta médica loc sf
doll's house,
US: dollhouse
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK (toy: miniature house for dolls)casa de boneca loc sf
 The Victorian dollhouse in the museum was furnished with miniature furniture.
doll's pram nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (toy: miniature baby carriage)carrinho de brinquedo loc sm
Down's syndrome,
Down syndrome
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK (chromosome abnormality)síndrome de Down loc sf
 My brother was born with Down's syndrome.
draw one's gun sacar a arma
draw one's pay cobrar
draw one's sword desembainhar a espada
Driver's Ed. nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, informal, abbr (high-school classes in driving) (EUA, matéria de escola de ensino médio)aula de direção loc sf
Driver's Education nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (high-school classes in driving) (EUA, matéria de escola de ensino médio)aula de direção loc sf
driver's licence carteira de motorista
driver's license,
UK: driving licence
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (permit to drive a vehicle)carteira de motorista loc sf
 I've had my driving licence for 15 years.
driver's seat assento do motorista
drum into [sb]'s head incutir na cabeça de alguém
  martelar na cabeça de alguém
drum [sth] into [sb]'s head viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal, figurative (impress [sth] upon [sb] by repetition)martelar vt
 Our father, a clever but uneducated man, always drummed into our heads the importance of a good education.
farmer's market nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (venue for sale of organic produce)feira sf
Father's Day nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (annual celebration day for fathers)dia dos pais loc sm
 This year Father's Day falls on Sunday 21st June.
fight for one's country v (soldier: go to war) (soldado: ir para guerra)lutar pela pátria loc vt
finder's fee nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (estate agent's charge)comissão para corretor loc sf
 When they sold their house they had to pay a finder's fee of 2% to the estate agent.
fitter's mate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mechanic's assistant)ajudante de mecânico loc sm
flat on one's back adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (lying supine) (na posição supina)deitado de costas loc adj
 After that 10 mile hike, he was so tired he was flat on his back for an hour.
follow in [sb]'s footsteps viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (take the same career path as a parent) (seguir a carreira de alguém)seguir os passos de alguém loc v int
 He wanted to follow in his brother's footsteps and become a football player.
follow [sb]'s example viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (do the same as [sb] else)seguir o exemplo de alguém loc v int
 I'm going to follow Maria's example and spend more time working with the community.
follow [sb]'s lead viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (do the same as [sb] else) (imitar, copiar)seguir a liderança de alguém loc v int
 The leader of the exercise class wanted us to follow her lead.
fool's gold nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mineral: iron pyrites) (min: pirita)ouro dos trouxas loc sm
 Hank thought he was rich until he found out his mine was full of fool's gold.
fool's gold nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] mistakenly sought after as valuable)ouro de tolo, ouro dos trouxas loc sm
 He worked hard to get her attention, but his reward turned out to be just fool's gold.
for God's sake! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" possibly offensive (expressing anger or frustration) (expressando raiva ou frustração)pelo amor de Deus! interj
 For God's sake, leave me alone when I'm trying to read!
for heaven's sake interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing frustration) (expressão de exasperação, frustração)pelo amor do céu interj
 For heaven's sake, why do you keep doing that?
for what it's worth advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (in my opinion)em minha opinião loc adv
 I know you won't change, but for what it's worth, I think that skirt looks awful on you.
fox's lair nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (den or hollow used by a fox)toca de raposa loc sf
from the horse's mouth advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (first-hand, directly from the source) (de primeira mão)direto da fonte loc adv
 Of course it's true - I got it straight from the horse's mouth.
frustrate [sb]'s plans viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (thwart [sb])contrariar, frustrar, impedir v int
 The heavy rain frustrated our plans to go to the beach.
gentleman's agreement nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (unwritten rule or agreement) (acordo ou regra não escritos)acordo de cavalheiros loc sm
 The two friends had a gentleman's agreement not to talk about politics.
get on [sb]'s nerve dar nos nervos
get your money's worth aproveitar bem o dinheiro
go to [sb]'s head subir à cabeça
grant [sb]'s wish conceder um desejo a alguém
hang one's head baixar a cabeça
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