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  1. 2
    bigger or more than is usual

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    1. a.
      spoken used for emphasizing the physical size of something or someone

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    2. c.
      mainly literary very large and impressive

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    3. d.
      used in the names of buildings, rooms, or features of geography that are very large and impressive

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  2. 4
    informal able to do something very well

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    1. a.
      able to deal with certain people very well

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  3. 5
    mainly spoken used for expressing pleasure or agreement

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  4. 6
    informal enthusiastic about something or someone

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creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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