Piece+of+work

  • 1 piece of work — ► piece of work informal a person of a specified kind, especially an unpleasant one. Main Entry: ↑piece …

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  • 2 piece of work — n. a person who is regarded as eccentric, difficult, etc. * * * …

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  • 3 piece of work — n. a person who is regarded as eccentric, difficult, etc …

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  • 4 piece of work — noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work he was indebted to the pioneering work of… …

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  • 5 piece of work — noun a) A product or manufactured article, especially an item of art or craft. “Dead Man Walking” is a powerful and intelligent piece of work. b) A person who has a strong and unusual …

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  • 6 piece of work —  Person (usu. derog., often nasty piece of work) …

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  • 7 piece of work — informal a person of a specified kind, especially an unpleasant one. → piece …

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  • 8 piece of work — Date: 1928 a complicated, difficult, or eccentric person …

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  • 9 piece of work — n. person of unappealing or undesirable character …

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  • 10 What a piece of work is a man — The phrase What a piece of work is a man! comes from Shakespeare s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark , Act II, scene II, and it is often used in reference to the whole speech containing the line. The speechThe monologue, spoken in the play by the title… …

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  • 11 What a Piece of Work I Am — infobox Book | name = What a Piece of Work I Am title orig = translator = image caption = author = Eric Kraft cover artist = country = United States language = English series = The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences Observations of Peter… …

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  • 12 (a) nasty piece of work — a nasty piece of work british informal phrase someone who is unkind or unpleasant Thesaurus: people who are cruel and unkindsynonym Main entry: nasty * * * a nasty piece of ˈwork …

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  • 13 a nasty piece of work — chiefly Brit : an unkind or unpleasant person Her boyfriend is a nasty piece of work. • • • Main Entry: ↑piece of work …

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  • 14 a piece of work — a/some ˌpiece of ˈwork idiom (NAmE, informal) used to express the fact that you admire sb or find them amusing, often when they have done sth that surprises you • You re some piece of work, Jack, do you know that? Main entry: ↑ …

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  • 15 some piece of work — a/some ˌpiece of ˈwork idiom (NAmE, informal) used to express the fact that you admire sb or find them amusing, often when they have done sth that surprises you • You re some piece of work, Jack, do you know that? Main entry: ↑ …

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  • 16 be a nasty piece of work — British & Australian, informal to be a very unpleasant person. He s a nasty piece of work, is Carl. I d avoid him if I were you …

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  • 17 (a) nasty piece of work — Noun. An unpleasant and devious person. Derog. E.g. Don t lend that Nick Cotton any money, he s a nasty piece of work, and you ll never get it back …

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  • 18 (a) nasty piece of work — Noun. An unpleasant and devious person. Derog. E.g. Don t lend that Nick Cotton any money, he s a nasty piece of work, and you ll never get it back …

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  • 19 what a piece of work is man — Meaning Origin From Shakespeare s Hamlet …

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  • 20 a nasty piece of work — British informal someone who is unkind or unpleasant …

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