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  • beggar description — beggar belief/description/ phrase used for expressing shock at something that is extremely difficult to believe or describe His attitude simply beggars belief! Thesaurus: ways of saying that you are surprised or shockedsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • beggar description — ► beggar belief (or description) be too extraordinary to be believed or described. Main Entry: ↑beggar …   English terms dictionary

  • beggar — ► NOUN 1) a person who lives by begging for food or money. 2) informal a person of a specified type: lucky beggar! ► VERB ▪ reduce to poverty. ● beggar belief (or description) Cf. ↑beggar description ● …   English terms dictionary

  • beggar — beg|gar1 [ˈbegə US ər] n 1.) someone who lives by asking people for food and money ▪ the beggars on the streets 2.) lucky/lazy/cheeky etc beggar BrE spoken used when speaking to or about someone you like ▪ How s Dave? The lucky beggar s in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beggar — 1 noun (C) 1 someone who lives by asking people for food and money: There s been a huge increase in the number of beggars on London s streets. 2 lucky/lazy/cheeky etc beggar BrE spoken used to describe someone who you think is lucky, lazy etc, in …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • beggar — /ˈbɛgə / (say beguh) noun 1. someone who begs alms, or lives by begging. 2. a penniless person. 3. Chiefly British Colloquial a person: a lucky beggar. –verb (t) 4. to reduce to beggary; impoverish. 5. to exhaust the resources of: to beggar… …   Australian English dictionary

  • beggar — n. & v. n. 1 a person who begs, esp. one who lives by begging. 2 a poor person. 3 colloq. a person; a fellow (poor beggar). v.tr. 1 reduce to poverty. 2 outshine. 3 exhaust the resources of (beggar description). Phrases and idioms: beggar my… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beggar — vb, n a euphemism for (to) bugger (except in the respectable idioms beggar the imagination or beggar description when the meaning is to render impoverished or surpass) …   Contemporary slang

  • beggar belief — To be impossible to believe • • • Main Entry: ↑beg * * * beggar belief/description/ phrase used for expressing shock at something that is extremely difficult to believe or describe His attitude simply beggars belief! …   Useful english dictionary

  • beggar belief (or description) — be too extraordinary to be believed or described. → beggar …   English new terms dictionary

  • beggar belief — ► beggar belief (or description) be too extraordinary to be believed or described. Main Entry: ↑beggar …   English terms dictionary

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