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noun     building pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a structure made of a strong material such as stone or wood that has a roof and walls, for example a house

    The church is the only ancient building in the city to survive.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of building houses, factories, office buildings, etc.

    the building of a new hospital

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The original phrase was "Elvis has left the building", referring to the musician Elvis Presley leaving a radio station at the end of a show in 1956. It was later popularized by the sitcom "Frasier".
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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