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foyer

Foyer  /ˈfɔɪɚ/  noun [count] 1  an open area in a public building (such as a hotel or theater) near the entrance : a lobby or entrance hall Someone left their dirty boots in …

lift a finger

lift a finger  /ˈlɪft ə ˈfɪŋgɚ/  idiom : to make an effort to do something — usually used in negative statements I have so many chores to do, and my sister won’t lift a …

have it made

have it made  /ˈhæv ət ˈmeɪd/  idiom [informal] : to be in a very good position or situation My brother has it made with a good job, a beautiful wife, and a big …

lousy

lousy /ˈlaʊzi/  adjective informal 1 . bad or poor She got lousy grades in high school. I like the work, but the pay is lousy. He was a lousy husband. of poor quality : not good or …

cushion

cushion /ˈkʊʃən/  noun       [count] a soft object or part that is used to make something (such as a seat) more comfortable or to protect a surface from damage : a soft pillow, pad, …

Tantrum

tantrum /ˈtæntrəm/  noun     [count] : an uncontrolled expression of childish anger : an angry outburst by a child or by someone who is behaving like a child When he doesn’t get his way, he has/throws …

Dam

dam /dæm/  noun  [count]  a structure that is built across a river or stream to stop water from flowing The government has plans to build a dam and flood the valley. …

Crunchy

crunchy /ˈkrʌntʃi/  adjective having a hard texture and making a loud sound when chewed or crushed : not soft or mushy crunchy chips/cereal/vegetables crunchy snow These cookies are very crunchy.

Bells and Whistles

bells and whistles  /ˈbɛlz ən ˈwɪsəlz/  noun [plural] informal parts and features that are useful or appealing but not essential or necessary : FRILLS The car was equipped with all the bells and whistles you could …