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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    go on a tear mainly American to show a sudden burst of energy or activity

    I could go on a tear myself about lazy and unrepentant resort to journalese or fashion copy that makes me break out in hives.

    The economy in Brazil is on a tear.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/01/2016
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    go on a/the tear Irish to go on a drinking binge

    Every once in a while I'd go off on a tear and the day after was usually a wash.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/01/2016


a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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