"I have good news and bad news," the defense lawyer says to his client.
"Whats the bad news?"
The lawyer says, "Your blood matches the DNA found at the murder scene."
"Dammit!" cries the client. "What"s the good news?"
"Well," the lawyer says, "Your cholesterol is down to 140."
—n. - playing-card etc. With a single spot and generally signifying ‘one’.
- a person who excels in some activity. B pilot who has shot down many enemy aircraft.
- (in tennis) unreturnable stroke (esp. A service). —adj. Slang excellent. within an ace of on the verge of. [latin as unity]
—n. - something done; a deed.
- process of doing (caught in the act).
- item of entertainment.
- pretence (all an act).
- main division of a play etc.
- a decree of a legislative body. B document attesting a legal transaction. —v. - behave (acted wisely).
- perform an action or function; take action (act as referee; brakes failed to act; he acted quickly).
- (also foll. By on) have an effect (alcohol acts on the brain).
- a perform a part in a play, film, etc. B pretend.
- a play the part of (acted othello; acts the fool). B perform (a play etc.). C portray (an incident) by actions. act for be the (esp. Legal) representative of. Act of god natural event, e.g. An earthquake. Act up colloq. Misbehave; give trouble (car is acting up). Get one's act together slang become properly organized; prepare. Put on an act colloq. Make a pretence. [latin ago act- do]
suffix forming nouns of state or quality (accuracy; piracy), or an instance of it (conspiracy; fallacy). [french -acie, latin -acia, -atia, greek -ateia]
v. - join (one thing to another) as an increase or supplement.
- put together (numbers) to find their total.
- say further. add in include. Add up 1 find the total of.
- (foll. By to) amount to.
- colloq. Make sense. [latin addo]
n. Fuss, busy activity; trouble. [from *at, *do1: originally in much ado = much to do]
n. (brit adze) tool like an axe, with an arched blade at right angles to the handle. [old english]
adv. Naut. & aeron. At or towards the stern or tail. [earlier baft]
of consent n. Age at which consent to sexual intercourse is valid in law.