A man met his tailor in the street and stopped him.
"I quite forgot to pay for the suit which I have on now," he said. "Why didn"t you remind me?"
"I never ask a gentleman for money," the tailor replied.
"Then what do you do if he doesn"t pay?"
"Well, after some time I no longer think he is a gentleman and then I ask him."
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—n. - small thin light piece of snow etc.
- thin broad piece peeled or split off. - dogfish etc. As food. —v. (-king) (often foll. By away, off) 1 take off or come away in flakes. - sprinkle with or fall in flakes. flake out colloq. Fall asleep or drop from exhaustion; faint. [origin unknown] FLAKY
adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 of, like, or in flakes.
- esp. Us slang crazy, eccentric. - pastry n. Crumblier version of puff pastry. FLAME
—n. - a ignited gas. B portion of this (flame flickered; burst into flames).
- a bright light or colouring. B brilliant orange-red colour. - a strong passion, esp. Love (fan the flame). B colloq. Sweetheart. —v. (-ming) 1 (often foll. By away, forth, out, up) burn; blaze. - (often foll. By out, up) a (of passion) break out. B (of a person) become angry. - shine or glow like flame. [latin flamma] FLANK
—n. - side of the body between ribs and hip.
- side of a mountain, building, etc. - right or left side of an army etc. —v. (often in passive) be at or move along the side of (road flanked by mountains). [french from germanic] FLARE
—v. (-ring) 1 widen gradually (flared trousers).
- (cause to) blaze brightly and unsteadily. - burst out, esp. Angrily. —n. - a dazzling irregular flame or light. B sudden outburst of flame. - flame or bright light used as a signal or to illuminate a target etc. - a gradual widening, esp. Of a skirt or trousers. B (in pl.) Wide-bottomed trousers. flare up burst into a sudden blaze, anger, activity, etc. [origin unknown] FLASH
bulb n. Photog. Bulb for a flashlight.
- in the pan n. Promising start followed by failure. - —v. - (cause to) emit a brief or sudden light; (cause to) gleam. - send or reflect like a sudden flame (eyes flashed fire). - a burst suddenly into view or perception (answer flashed upon me). B move swiftly (train flashed past). - a send (news etc.) By radio, telegraph, etc. B signal to (a person) with lights. - colloq. Show ostentatiously (flashed her ring). - slang indecently expose oneself. —n. - sudden bright light or flame, e.g. Of lightning. - an instant (in a flash). - sudden brief feeling, display of wit, etc. (flash of hope). - = *newsflash. - photog. = *flashlight 1. - mil. Coloured cloth patch on a uniform. - bright patch of colour. —adj. Colloq. Gaudy; showy; vulgar (flash car). [imitative] FLASK
n. - narrow-necked bulbous bottle for wine etc. Or used in chemistry.
- = *hip-flask. - = *vacuum flask. [latin flasca, flasco: cf. *flagon] FLECK
—n. - small patch of colour or light.
- particle, speck. —v. Mark with flecks. [old norse, or low german or dutch] FLEET
—n. - a warships under one commander-in-chief. B (prec. By the) nation's warships etc.; navy.
- number of vehicles in one company etc. —adj. Poet. Literary swift, nimble. [old english] FLESH
and blood —n. - the body or its substance.
- humankind. - human nature, esp. As fallible. —adj. Real, not imaginary. - n. - a soft, esp. Muscular, substance between the skin and bones of an animal or a human. B plumpness; fat. - the body, esp. As sinful. - pulpy substance of a fruit etc. - a visible surface of the human body. B (also flesh-colour) yellowish pink colour. - animal or human life. all flesh all animate creation. Flesh out make or become substantial. In the flesh in person. One's own flesh and blood near relatives. [old english]
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