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are better left unsaid (=it is better not to mention them)
▪ Some things are better left unsaid.
are hotly debated (=argued about strongly)
▪ His conclusions are hotly debated.
are on a winning streak
▪ The team are on a winning streak. touch with (=are you talking to him regularly)
Are you still in touch with John ?
be (just) what/who you are looking for
▪ ‘Salubrious’! That’s just the word I was looking for.
factors are responsible for sth
▪ These underlying factors were responsible for his death.
feelings are running high (=people have strong feelings, especially of anger)
▪ It was the last game of the season, and feelings were running high.
hopes are fading (=people have much less hope of doing something)
▪ Hopes are fading that rescuers will find any more survivors.
How are things
▪ ‘How are things with you?’ ‘Fine.’
How are you doing
How are you doing?
How are you off for (=do you have enough?)
How are you off for sports equipment?
If...are anything to go by
If his past plays are anything to go by, this should be a play worth watching.
know what...are talking about
▪ The staff are dedicated people who clearly know what they are talking about.
money is tight/things are tight
▪ Money was tight and he needed a job badly.
my feet are killing meinformal (= my feet are hurting)
passengers are stranded (=are unable to continue their journey)
▪ At least 1,000 passengers were stranded at the airport because of the storm.
profits are up/down
▪ Pre-tax profits were up 21.5%.
ready when you are (=said to tell someone that you are ready to do what you have arranged to do together)
rules are rulesspoken (= a rule must be obeyed)
▪ Rules are rules and you have to abide by them.
rumours are rife (=are talked about by a lot of people)
▪ Rumours were rife that the band had refused to play.
say (you are) sorry (=tell someone that you feel bad about hurting them, causing problems etc)
▪ It was probably too late to say sorry, but she would try anyway.
sb's calculations are right/correct/accurate
▪ Fortunately his calculations were accurate.
sb's calculations are wrong/inaccurate
▪ Some of our calculations were wrong.
sb's nerves are on edge (=they feel nervous or worried about what might happen)
▪ His nerves were on edge as he entered the dark room.
sb's nerves are stretched (to breaking point) (=they feel very nervous or worried)
▪ Her nerves were stretched almost to breaking point as she waited.
sb's nerves are tattered/frayed/shattered (=they feel very nervous or worried)
▪ Everyone's nerves were frayed by the end of the week.
sb's pockets are bulging (=they are very full)
▪ Tony's pockets were bulging with loose change.
sb’s chances are zero (=they have no chance of success)
▪ Mike’s chances of winning are virtually zero.
▪ From 1971 to 1976 West Vancouver experienced zero population growth.
sb’s charges are high/low (=you have to pay a lot/a little)
▪ His charges are too high.
sb’s eyes are burning/smouldering/blazing with hateliterary
▪ Then he noticed the dark eyes, smouldering with hate.
sb’s eyes are full of hatred/fear etc
▪ The prisoners stared at him, their eyes full of hatred.
sb’s eyes are full of tears
▪ When she put the phone down, her eyes were full of tears.
sb’s powers are failing/waning (=becoming less good)
▪ Mark felt that his creative powers were waning.
Storm clouds are gathering
Storm clouds are gathering over the trade negotiations.
such as it is/such as they are etc
▪ We will look at the evidence, such as it is, for each of these theories.
talks continue/are underway
▪ Talks will continue through the weekend.
talks resume/are resumed
▪ Talks resumed in Geneva on April 19 after a month’s break.
the flowers are in bloom (also the flowers are out) (= they appear on a plant)
▪ At this time of the year, the flowers are in bloom.
the odds are stacked against sb (=there are a lot of difficulties that may prevent someone’s success)
▪ They may be able to build a life for themselves, but the odds are stacked against them.
the stakes are high
▪ Climbing is a dangerous sport and the stakes are high.
the stars are out (=they are shining)
▪ There was a full moon, and the stars were out.
the way things are going
▪ I feel very encouraged by the way things are going.
the way things are (=the present situation)
▪ I’m not at all dissatisfied with the way things are at the moment.
there are moves afoot to do sthBritish English (= there are plans, especially secret ones, to do something)
▪ There are moves afoot to change things.
there are signs
▪ There are now signs of an improvement in the economy.
there are tears in sb’s eyes
▪ As she watched, there were tears of joy in her eyes.
things are looking up
▪ Now the summer’s here things are looking up!
things are picking up
▪ We’ve been through a bit of a bad patch, but things are picking up again now.
troops are stationed
▪ 525,000 American troops were stationed in the country.
where are your manners?British English (= used for telling a child to stop behaving impolitely)
▪ Jamie! Where are your manners?
(are you) satisfied?
▪ I'm here now - are you satisfied?
(there are) no two ways about it
▪ No two ways about it, Blue says to himself: he knows everything.
▪ No two ways about it, Clint Schneider was dynamite.
▪ That was the job description, no two ways about it.
▪ There are no two ways about it.
I am/he is/you are etc too!
What are you drinking?
a fool and his money are soon parted
all eyes are on/watching/fixed on etc
are you for real?
for all you are/he is etc worth
here is/are sth
here we are
Here we are home again!
▪ I know I read it somewhere... Here we go! It's at the bottom of page 78.
▪ And here we are in one of the most notoriously capricious seas in the world, aboard a fantastic yacht called 2041.
▪ And here we are, four years later, reading of another fracas in another rust-belt town.
▪ But here we are faced with a dilemma.
▪ However, here we are not to be intimidated and held off.
▪ Just a Yes, here we are.
▪ Oh and here we are going to a tango lesson.
▪ Okay, here we are for the Final Jeopardy round.
▪ So we bargained, and here we are, in the house.
here you are/here you go
hit sb when they are down
how (are) you doing?
▪ Hiya George how are you doing?
▪ How are you doing on those?
▪ How you doing, Mr West?
▪ William Yes-hey, how you doing?
how are things going?/how's it going?/how goes it?
▪ "Hey, Al, how's it going?" "Fine."
how are you fixed for sth?
▪ Hey Mark, how are you fixed for cash?
how are you keeping?
kick sb when they are down
▪ The newspapers cannot resist kicking a man when he is down.
know what you are talking about
▪ Look, I know what I'm talking about because I was there when it happened.
▪ Pilger knows what he is talking about, having spent several years as a reporter in Vietnam.
▪ Rolim seemed to know what he was talking about, but his theories raised some questions for me.
▪ Wayne, you don't know what the hell you're talking about.
▪ And those who hint that this approach increases the guilt of the patient simply do not know what they are talking about.
▪ But the debate will be between two insiders who know what they are talking about.
▪ But we ensure we first know what we are talking about.
▪ Engineers should only offer an opinion if they know what they are talking about.
▪ They are not the only people who know what they are talking about when it comes to children and education.
▪ They have demonstrated publicly, through close scrutiny by their peers, that they know what they are talking about.
my lips are sealed
▪ Fear not my lips are sealed.
no kidding?/are you kidding?/you're kidding
not be as black as you are painted
not know whether you are coming or going
▪ Andre's so in love he doesn't know whether he's coming or going.
right you are
▪ A: How right you are.
▪ Every day couples meet who are amazed at how right they are for each other - proof that Dateline works!
▪ How right you are, very clever, very ... disputatious.
▪ Yes, well, how right you are.
rumours/accusations etc are flying
sb's ears are burning
▪ I bet your ears were burning - Tom and I were just talking about you.
▪ My ears are burning in the cold, but there's nothing I can do about it.
sb's ears are flapping
sb's eyes are out on stalks
sb's hands are tied
▪ I'd like to help you, but you missed the deadline. I'm afraid my hands are tied.
▪ The company's hands are tied because of government regulations.
▪ We'd really like to help you, but I'm afraid our hands are tied.
▪ Bankers argue that their hands are tied by the Fed.
sb's/sth's days are numbered
▪ I think Harry's days as a bachelor are numbered.
▪ But if the church has its way, the garden's days are numbered.
▪ He knows his days are numbered.
▪ If Gordon Gekko is still around, his days are numbered.
▪ My image flickers and your days are numbered.
▪ Whatever the protests, it seems that Hospital's days are numbered.
sb's/sth's days are numbered
▪ But if the church has its way, the garden's days are numbered.
▪ He knows his days are numbered.
▪ If Gordon Gekko is still around, his days are numbered.
▪ My image flickers and your days are numbered.
▪ Whatever the protests, it seems that Hospital's days are numbered.
so she is/so there are etc
some friend you are/some help she was etc
the dice are loaded
the dice/odds are loaded against sb/sth
the gloves are off
▪ Now though, the gloves are off.
the honours are even
the knives are out (for sb)
▪ The service is in ferment at the moment, the knives are out.
the odds/cards are stacked against sb
▪ Although confident, we know the odds are stacked against the climbers.
the streets are paved with gold
there are no easy answers
▪ As usual, there are no easy answers to explain human behavior.
▪ But suddenly we find ourselves acknowledging that there are no easy answers to the dilemmas Christians face.
▪ So there are no easy answers.
▪ There are no easy answers to this problem.
there are no flies on sb
there are plenty more fish in the sea
there is/are
Is there life on other planets?
▪ I didn't know there was Chinese restaurant in your neighborhood.
▪ There's no evidence to prove that Gray is the murderer.
▪ Because the teachers are so friendly there is a good atmosphere for getting on with your work.
▪ But there is another, more essential respect for nature itself, which we dishonour at our peril.
▪ Don't give them a sales pitch because there is nothing more irritating.
▪ In Britain there is a preference for a tactical step-by-step approach against a background of traditional consensus.
▪ Smokeless powder, for which there are many formulas, is used in modern ammunition.
▪ The effect of the order is that even though youths are being sentenced, there is no room for them.
▪ While this may not mean they are preventable, there is at least the possibility of fortifying the individual against their effects.
there it is/there they are etc
there it is/there you are/there you go
there you are/there you go
two heads are better than one
what are we waiting for?
▪ What are we waiting for? Let's go eat.
what are you like!
what are you talking about?
▪ What are you talking about? - Ron has lots of money.
▪ And I was like, I was just like, what are you talking about?
▪ And, anyway, what are you talking about, the rich man in his castle?
what are you waiting for?
▪ What are you waiting for? Ask her out on a date.
▪ And with actual tickets for the event up for grabs, what are you waiting for?
▪ So what are you waiting for.
when the chips are down
▪ When the chips were down, you felt he could handle the situation.
▪ As you know, when the chips are down Leslie Bence comes out fighting.
▪ It is disappointing to find that, when the chips are down, your paper is no better than the rest.
▪ The implication, they fear, is that when the chips are down it is only rational human beings that really matter.
you are what you eat
you are/he is a one
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Are \Are\ [AS. (Northumbrian) aron, akin to the 1st pers. pl. forms, Icel. erum, Goth. sijum, L. sumus, Gr. ?, Skr. smas; all from a root as. ? See Am and Is, and cf. Be.] The present indicative the substantive verb to be; but etymologically a different word from be, or was. Am, art, are, and is, all come from the root as.


Are \Are\, n. [F., fr. L. area. See Area.] (Metric system) The unit of superficial measure, being a square of which each side is ten meters in length; 100 square meters, or about 119.6 square yards.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

present plural indicative of be (q.v.), from Old English earun (Mercian), aron (Northumbrian). Also from Old Norse cognates. In 17c., began to replace be, ben as first person plural present indicative in standard English. The only non-dialectal survival of be in this sense is the powers that be. But in southwest England, we be (in Devonshire us be) remains non-standard idiom as a contradictory positive ("You people aren't speaking correct English." "Oh, yes we be!").


square unit of 10 meters on each side, 1819, from French, formed 1795 by decree of the French National Convention, from Latin area "vacant piece of ground" (see area).


Etymology 1 vb. 1 (form of second-person singular simple present tense be English) 2 (form of first-person plural simple present tense be English) 3 (form of second-person plural simple present tense be English) 4 (form of third-person plural simple present tense be English) Etymology 2

n. (context rare English) An accepted (but deprecated and rarely used) SI unit of area equal to 100 square metres, or a former unit of approximately the same extent. Symbol: '''a'''


n. a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters [syn: ar]

  1. v. have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"

  2. be identical to; be someone or something; "The president of the company is John Smith"; "This is my house"

  3. occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"

  4. have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?" [syn: exist]

  5. happen, occur, take place; "I lost my wallet; this was during the visit to my parents' house"; "There were two hundred people at his funeral"; "There was a lot of noise in the kitchen"

  6. be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!" [syn: equal] [ant: differ]

  7. form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army" [syn: constitute, represent, make up, comprise]

  8. work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher" [syn: follow]

  9. represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet" [syn: embody, personify]

  10. spend or use time; "I may be an hour"

  11. have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war" [syn: live]

  12. to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form; "let her be"

  13. be priced at; "These shoes cost $100" [syn: cost]

  14. [also: were, was, is, been, are, am]


See be


Åre is a locality and one of the leading Scandinavian ski resorts situated in Åre Municipality, Jämtland County, Sweden with 1,417 inhabitants in 2010. It is however, not the seat of the municipality, which is Järpen. 25% of the municipal industry is based on tourism, most notably the downhill skiing and biking resorts in Åre and Storlien. The growth in tourism has resulted in the development of hotels, recreational and shopping opportunities in the area.

Are (moth)

Are is a genus of moths in the family Arctiidae. The type (and only current assigned) species is Are druryi, which is found on Jamaica. This species was described by Dru Drury in 1773 under the name Phalaena marginata, but this name is preoccupied by Phalaena marginata Linnaeus, 1758 and a new specific epithet, honouring Drury, was assigned in 1986.

Are (surname)

Are is a historical surname from the Western Regions (Xiyu) as described in Chinese history. The Biographies of the Huigu from the Old Book of Tang stated:

The surname no longer exists in modern times.

Category:Chinese-language surnames


Are, ARE or Åre may refer to:

  • United Arab Emirates using ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 country code
  • The second-person singular and plural forms of the verb " to be", copula of the English language
  • Are (unit), a metric system unit of area equal to 100 m
  • AIRES, ICAO airline code
  • Åre Municipality, a municipality in Sweden
    • Åre (ski area) in Sweden
  • Are Parish, a municipality in Pärnu County, Estonia
    • Are, Estonia, a small borough in Are Parish
  • Are, Saare County, village in Pöide Parish, Saare County, Estonia
  • Are language, a language from Papua New Guinea
  • Are languages, a subgroup of the Are-Taupota languages
  • Dirk van Are, bishop and lord of Utrecht in the 13th century
  • Are (moth), a genus of moth
  • Are (surname), a Kyrgyz surname recorded in Chinese history

Usage examples of "are".

They all shuffle, all these strange lonely children of God, these mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, husbands and wives whose noisy aberrations are safely muffled now by drugs.

Moreover, thou sayest it that the champions of the Dry Tree, who would think but little of an earl for a leader, are eager to follow me: and if thou still doubt what this may mean, abide, till in two days or three thou see me before the foeman.

The daylight trees of July are signs of common beauty, common freshness, and a mystery familiar and abiding as night and day.

For if invocations, conjurations, fumigations and adorations are used, then an open pact is formed with the devil, even if there has been no surrender of body and soul together with explicit abjuration of the Faith either wholly or in part.

We are willing to absolve you from them provided that first, with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith, in our presence you abjure, curse and detest the said errors and heresies, and every other error and heresy contrary to the Catholic and Apostolic Church in the manner and form we will prescribe to you.

But if they refuse to abjure, they are to be handed over to the secular Court for punishment.

And since according to those same canonical institutions all such are to be condemned as heretics, but you holding to wiser counsel and returning to the bosom of our Holy Mother the Church have abjured, as we have said, all vile heresy, therefore we absolve you from the sentence of excommunication by which you were deservedly bound as one hateful to the Church of God.

Her thoughts are like the lotus Abloom by sacred streams Beneath the temple arches Where Quiet sits and dreams.

But your far song, my faint one, what are they, And what their dance and faery thoughts and ours, Or night abloom with splendid stars and pale?

Church of England or of Rome as the medium of those superior ablutions described above, only that I think the Unitarian Church, like the Lyceum, as yet an open and uncommitted organ, free to admit the ministrations of any inspired man that shall pass by: whilst the other churches are committed and will exclude him.

We are also aided by chemistry in determining the exact abnormal condition of the kidneys by the detection of albumen, sugar, etc.

The results are abnormally developed brains, delicate forms, sensitive nerves and shortened lives.

It is useful in those diseases in which the fluids of the body are abnormally acid, as in rheumatism.

Children who at the babbling stage are not exposed to the sounds of actual speech may not develop the ability to speak later, or do so to an abnormally limited extent.

Harry, is that if the orders were lying about for all to see, with sailors being the gossips they are then the men aboard any ship in the harbour would soon be appraised of their contents.