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speak human

verb
(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people
His clarity of intellect was reflected in a clarity of utterance which gave him a special connection with the public, who prized him for his ability to speak human.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/06/2015

inclusivity

noun
including everyone to give them an equal opportunity
Inclusivity means no discrimination in the workplace.
Submitted by: essential from South Africa on 01/06/2015

yomp

noun
a march over difficult ground carrying heavy packs, especially by soldiers as part of their training
Submitted from United Kingdom on 01/06/2015

yomp

verb
if soldiers yomp, they march over difficult ground carrying heavy packs
Submitted from United Kingdom on 01/06/2015

not have all your / both oars in the water

noun
to be crazy or inadequate
The man in your life is not an adult, nor does he have all of his oars in the water.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 01/06/2015

formwork

noun
a structure to give a support or shape to a building structure or an object
There are several types of formworks used in Civil constructions.
Submitted by: Fahad from Pakistan on 01/06/2015

unfitting

adjective
not proper or acceptable for a particular purpose or situation; not fitting
We were shocked by her unfitting comments.
Submitted by: Caleb Judy from United States on 01/06/2015

be or live on autopilot/be in autopilot mode/one's mind in autopilot mode

noun
to do things subconsciously
In fact, we can function so well on autopilot that we have no idea just how unconscious we typically are as we navigate through each day.
Submitted by: HF Chan from Hong Kong on 31/05/2015

NOYB

abbreviation
none of your business: used in e-mails and text messages
Submitted by: Caleb Judy from United States on 31/05/2015

not all it's cracked up to be

verb
if something is not all it's cracked up to be, it's not as good as people said it was
My mate advised me to watch a new American movie, but when I watched, it wasn't all it's cracked up to be.
Submitted by: Gregory from Russian Federation on 31/05/2015

not give a crap

noun
to not care at all about someone or something
I don't give a crap what she thinks!
Who gives a crap?
Submitted by: Caleb Judy from United States on 30/05/2015

aegis

noun
a shield or breastplate symbolising power that was associated with Zeus and Athena
Submitted by: naeem from India on 30/05/2015

brelfie

noun
a photo of breastfeeding taken in public
The breastfeeding selfie ('brelfie') trend has flooded the Internet in recent months with mums worldwide posting their intimate shots online.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 30/05/2015

colourism

noun
a form of discrimination which is based on the individual's skin colour, with the person who has the lighter skin tone treated more favourably
The sad history of colourism in the black community stems from slavery and has continued to plague us until this day.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/05/2015

macrolanguage

a group of individual languages which are close to each other and are considered as one single language in certain contexts. 'Chinese' is a macrolanguage with e.g. 'Cantonese' and 'Mandarin' as the individual languages.
Chinese as macrolanguage includes different languages and dialect.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/05/2015

VPN

abbreviation
virtual private network: a network that uses the internet to connect to a private network, for example one belonging to a company
HotSpot Shield is one of the most popular free VPN services but the restrictions, compared to its subscription service, are quite severe.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/05/2015

cheeky

adjective
used to describe an unexpected or unscheduled pleasure
Fancy a cheeky pint after work?
Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/05/2015

granny track

verb
to sideline older women in the workplace
It would be nice to think that “this ridiculous ageism that creeps out like a bad smell will just disappear”, but to anyone who senses themselves being “granny-tracked” at work – subtly counted out of the running – it probably doesn’t feel that way.
Merkel, Clinton and co are proof that employers ‘granny-track’ at their peril.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/05/2015

louden

verb
to make louder
Louden the tv please.
Submitted by: Brian Audley from United Kingdom on 29/05/2015

thingamajiggy

noun
a word used for referring to something when you do not know or cannot remember the name of it
Submitted by: BobbyJoey Billy Bob from Canada on 28/05/2015