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English definition of “in your own words”

in your own words

If you say something in your own words, you speak without copying what someone else has said: The court has heard accounts of that night's events from several witnesses - now please tell us in your own words what you saw.
(Definition of in your own words from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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hello stranger

said to a person that you know but have not seen for a long time

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Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

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silver splicer noun

November 17, 2014
informal a person who marries in later life Newly retired and now newlywed – rise of the ‘silver splicers’ Reaching pension age becomes a trigger to tie the knot as baby-boomers begin to redefine retirement

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