to be supposed
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  • be supposed — 1 a : to be expected to do something They are supposed to arrive tomorrow. She was supposed to be here an hour ago. The movie was supposed to earn a lot of money at the box office, but it didn t. 1 b …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) supposed to do something — be supposed to do/be sth idiom 1. to be expected or required to do/be sth according to a rule, a custom, an arrangement, etc • You re supposed to buy a ticket, but not many people do. • I thought we were supposed to be paid today. • The engine… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) supposed to be something — be supposed to do/be sth idiom 1. to be expected or required to do/be sth according to a rule, a custom, an arrangement, etc • You re supposed to buy a ticket, but not many people do. • I thought we were supposed to be paid today. • The engine… …   Useful english dictionary

  • To be born in the purple — Purple Pur ple, n.; pl. {Purples}. [OE. purpre, pourpre, OF. purpre, porpre, pourpre, F. pourpre, L. purpura purple fish, purple dye, fr. Gr. ? the purple fish, a shell from the purple dye was obtained, purple dye; cf. ? dark (said of the sea),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be long of the market — Long Long, a. [Compar. {Longer}; superl. {Longest}.] [AS. long, lang; akin to OS, OFries., D., & G. lang, Icel. langr, Sw. l[*a]ng, Dan. lang, Goth. laggs, L. longus. [root]125. Cf. {Length}, {Ling} a fish, {Linger}, {Lunge}, {Purloin}.] 1. Drawn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be on the long side of the market — Long Long, a. [Compar. {Longer}; superl. {Longest}.] [AS. long, lang; akin to OS, OFries., D., & G. lang, Icel. langr, Sw. l[*a]ng, Dan. lang, Goth. laggs, L. longus. [root]125. Cf. {Length}, {Ling} a fish, {Linger}, {Lunge}, {Purloin}.] 1. Drawn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be the death of — Death Death (d[e^]th), n. [OE. deth, dea[eth], AS. de[ a][eth]; akin to OS. d[=o][eth], D. dood, G. tod, Icel. dau[eth]i, Sw. & Dan. d[ o]d, Goth. dau[thorn]us; from a verb meaning to die. See {Die}, v. i., and cf. {Dead}.] 1. The cessation of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be on foot — Foot Foot (f[oo^]t), n.; pl. {Feet} (f[=e]t). [OE. fot, foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. f[=o]t, pl. f[=e]t; akin to D. voet, OHG. fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f[=o]tr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth. f[=o]tus, L. pes, Gr. poy s, Skr. p[=a]d, Icel. fet step, pace… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be blessed with — Bless Bless, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blessed}or {Blest}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blessing}.] [OE. blessien, bletsen, AS. bletsian, bledsian, bloedsian, fr. bl?d blood; prob. originally to consecrate by sprinkling with blood. See {Blood}.] 1. To make or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be in the ascendant — Ascendant As*cend ant, n. [F. ascendant, L. ascendens; p. pr. of ascendere.] 1. Ascent; height; elevation. [R.] [1913 Webster] Sciences that were then in their highest ascendant. Temple. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astrol.) The horoscope, or that degree… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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