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Vox populi A term of ordinary everyday speech, conversational. See Medical slang.
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The show will also feature how the family handles 'jackpots,' a colloquial term used to describe a predicament.
As Hamilton took to the podium in front of a sea of tifosi, the colloquial term for Ferrari's fans, there were plenty of boos for the 27-year-old Briton, seemingly tempering his joy at finally taking the chequered flag at a venue he has long held in such high esteem.
Son of two Oppenheimer equity brokers, the Harvard-educated attorney, who graduated magna cum laude, began his career as an analyst covering "specialty finance"--a colloquial term for consumer finance companies like Aames Home Loans, NovaStar Mortgage and Household Finance Corporation.
That's because in Iceland "The Black Death" (svarti daudi) is actually the colloquial term for the country's national drink, Brennivin, not the bubonic plague.
By the way, biscotto is biscuit in Italian and for some unknown reason it's their colloquial term for football jiggery-pokery.
London, Apr 29 ( ANI ): Shisha bars could be the deadly new answer to alcopops, a colloquial term describing certain flavoured alcoholic beverages, health experts have warned.
Incidentaloma is a colloquial term used by radiologists to denote a mass or lesion encountered unexpectedly during exams performed for other reasons.
Scouse' is a colloquial term for Liverpool residents.
The new boot was dubbed the 'Wellington' after its namesake and remains the colloquial term to this day.
Bikya Book Cafe, which takes its name from the colloquial term "bikya" to signify antiqueness, offers in addition to books beverages and food allowing someone to come and browse, stay for hours and enjoy a good snack or two.
I suppose we all suffer such thoughts at some time of the day - artistic licence some call it, also known as dramatic licence in theatre, historical licence in school books, poetic and narrative licence in speech, or simply licence, a colloquial term, sometime euphemism, used to denote the distortion of fact, alteration of the conventions of art, grammar or language which attributes a particular style to a given period.
I think Martin has been, to use a colloquial term, a bit of a fall guy for quite a lot of failures.