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noun building pronunciation in British English /ˈbɪldɪŋ/
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singularbuilding
pluralbuildings
 
  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.
    a group of farm buildings
    The town hall was a huge imposing building.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of building houses, factories, office buildings etc
    the building of a new hospital
    building materials/regulations
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The phrase was originally used literally about Elvis, at the end of a radio show in 1956, and was later popularized by the sitcom ‘Frasier’.
 

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