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noun
  1. 1
    informal a stomach. This word is often used to talk about whether people have enough to eat or not

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    1. a.
      informal the front part of your body between your chest and your legs

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    2. b.
      the soft lower part of an animal's body

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  2. 2
    a round part of an object

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sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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