›used after a number like 20, 30, etc. to refer to the age of a person who is between 20 and 29, 30 and 39 yearsold, etc., or to a person who is of this age: I'd guess she's thirty-something.Most of these places are aimed at twenty-somethings.
We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and