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A lot of people take their family to have a picnic on the river bank.
a picnic lunch
Living in such a remote place was no picnic: most of the time, there was no water or electricity.
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a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used
the distance from the centre of a circle to its edge, or a straight line from the centre to the edge
a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea …
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