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an arrangement that allows banks and other financial institutions based in the UK to sell their services across Europe, even though most of their employees are based in the UK
Passporting means that a British bank can provide services across the EU from its UK home.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 01/09/2016


a policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants
Both inclusiveness and nativism date back to the founding of the US.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 31/08/2016

tap up

phrasal verb
to make an informal approach to a footballer who is contracted to another team to try and persuade them to come and play for yours
He believed he was being tapped up by Real Madrid.
Submitted on 31/08/2016


to find a wifi hotspot (for)
I'll just try and hotspot you.
Submitted by: Becks from United Kingdom on 31/08/2016

be batting (above your average)

to be in a relationship with someone who is much more attractive than you
I thought he was batting, to be honest.
Submitted by: Becks from United Kingdom on 31/08/2016


milkshake topped with cream, topped with cake, topped with sauce, with a handful of sweets thrown in for good measure
The freakshake trend has been a clear example of the influence of social media.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 31/08/2016

at any rate

whatever happens or may have happened, in any case
Well, I'm not going home on foot, at any rate.
Submitted by: Javad Hekayati from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 31/08/2016


someone who voted to stay in the EU and is complaining about the vote to leave
I'm a Remoaner, but have been told today to basically look for another job as redundancies are happening in the coming weeks and months.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 31/08/2016


unable to be enforced
an unenforceable provision
Submitted by: Teresa from Netherlands on 30/08/2016

gig economy

a labour market where there are a lot of short-term contracts or freelance work and not many permanent jobs
In the US, the “gig economy” is now so salient that the phrase and issues have entered the early exchanges of the presidential race.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 30/08/2016

Charlie Gulf

the Coast Guard: from US naval slang for an emergency
I called Charlie Gulf because I saw a small boat in trouble.
Submitted by: Mike the Cook from United States on 29/08/2016


a mixture of Coke and cheap red wine
Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/08/2016


frozen rosé: rosé wine that is frozen, blitzed to a slush and mixed with lemon juice and sugar, or with vermouth and strawberries
Frosé is everywhere this summer.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/08/2016


ominous, threatening
Number 3, Lauriston Gardens, wore an ill-omened and minatory look.
Submitted by: Alexey from Russian Federation on 29/08/2016


consisting of or involving a single component or element
This is a unary operator.
Submitted by: Spasoje from Switzerland on 29/08/2016


relating to geographic knowledge that seeks to discover general processes
A key debate is the one between the two research methods: nomothetic and idiographic.
Submitted on 29/08/2016


what is retained, for example by a filter or porous membrane
Submitted by: Javad Hekayati from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 28/08/2016


the state of being gloomy
Submitted by: Caleb Judy from United States on 28/08/2016


atheist, scientific and analytical; based on facts collected scientifically
Why did phenomonology start to be seen as anti-metaphysical?
Submitted by: Robert Sapolsky from United States on 27/08/2016


a rebuke or criticism
Submitted by: Stas on 27/08/2016
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