matternounuk /ˈmæt.ər/ us /ˈmæt̬.ɚ/
matter noun (SITUATION)
- It's all right working with him, but living with him would be a different matter altogether.
- The government decided to hold a public enquiry into the matter.
- The whole matter is further complicated by the fact that Amanda and Jo refuse to speak to each other.
- This is a matter of great concern to the general public.
- You're not going to help matters by lying there sobbing!
matter noun (PROBLEM)
- a (heavy) cross to bear idiom
- a cloud on the horizon idiom
- a fate worse than death idiom
- a hard/tough row to hoe idiom
- a narrow squeak idiom
- feeding frenzy
- rub salt in/into the wound idiom
matter noun (SUBSTANCE)
matter noun (TYPE)
matter noun (SMALL AMOUNT)
matterverb [I]uk /ˈmæt.ər/ us /ˈmæt̬.ɚ/
- Oh just put it anywhere - it doesn't matter where.
- Her health is what matters - the cost of the treatment is of secondary importance.
- It's the sum total of what you eat over a long period that matters and not what you consume in a day.
- The only thing that matters is that the baby is healthy.
- It doesn't matter if you fail, just do your best.