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people Idioms & Phrases


Abbot of the people

  • . a title formerly given to one of the chief magistrates in Genoa.
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british people

  • noun the people of Great Britain
    British; Brits.
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business people

  • noun people who transact business (especially business executives)
    businesspeople.
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chosen people

  • noun any people believing themselves to be chosen by God
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common people

  • noun people in general (often used in the plural)
    folks; folk.
    • they're just country folk
    • folks around here drink moonshine
    • the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next
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country people

  • noun people living in the same country; compatriots
    countryfolk.
  • noun people raised in or living in a rural environment; rustics
    countryfolk.
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democratic people's republic of korea

  • noun a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
    North Korea; D.P.R.K.; DPRK.
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dutch people

  • noun the people of the Netherlands
    Dutch.
    • the Dutch are famous for their tulips
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english people

  • noun the people of England
    English.
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flower people

  • noun a youth subculture (mostly from the middle class) originating in San Francisco in the 1960s; advocated universal love and peace and communes and long hair and soft drugs; favored acid rock and progressive rock music
    hipsters; hippies.
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free people

  • noun people who are free
    free.
    • the home of the free and the brave
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french people

  • noun the people of France
    French.
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Good folk, or Good people

  • fairies; brownies; pixies, etc. Colloq. Eng. & Scot.
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Good people

  • . See Good folk (above).
Webster 1913

irish people

  • noun people of Ireland or of Irish extraction
    Irish.
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lao people's democratic republic

  • noun a mountainous landlocked communist state in southeastern Asia; achieved independence from France in 1949
    Laos.
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mongolian people's republic

  • noun a landlocked socialist republic in central Asia
    Outer Mongolia; Mongolia.
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new people's army

  • noun a terrorist organization that is the militant wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines; a Maoist organization formed to overthrow the government; uses hit squads called Sparrow Units; opposes United States military presence in the Philippines
    NPA.
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people against gangsterism and drugs

  • noun a terrorist organization in South Africa formed in 1996 to fight drug lords; evolved into a vigilante group with anti-western views closely allied with Qibla; is believed to have ties to Islamic extremists in the Middle East; is suspected of conducting bouts of urban terrorism
    PAGAD.
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people in power

  • noun the class of people exerting power or authority
    ruling class.
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people of color

  • noun a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
    color; colour; people of color.
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people of colour

  • noun a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
    color; colour; people of color.
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people's liberation army

  • noun a radical terrorist group dedicated to the removal of British forces from Northern Ireland and the unification of Ireland
    Irish National Liberation Army; People's Liberation Army; INLA; Catholic Reaction Force.
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people's mujahidin of iran

  • noun a terrorist organization formed in the 1960s by children of Iranian merchants; sought to counter the Shah of Iran's pro-western policies of modernization and opposition to communism; following a philosophy that mixes Marxism and Islam it now attacks the Islamic fundamentalists who deposed the Shah
    MKO; Mujahidin-e Khalq Organization; MEK.
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people's party

  • noun a former political party in the United States; formed in 1891 to advocate currency expansion and state control of railroads
    Populist Party.
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people's republic of bangladesh

  • noun a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971
    East Pakistan; Bangladesh; Bangla Desh.
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people's republic of china

  • noun a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
    Cathay; PRC; Communist China; mainland China; Red China; China.
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people's republican army

  • noun a radical terrorist group dedicated to the removal of British forces from Northern Ireland and the unification of Ireland
    Irish National Liberation Army; People's Liberation Army; INLA; Catholic Reaction Force.
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poor people

  • noun people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
    poor.
    • the urban poor need assistance
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revolutionary people's liberation front

  • noun an extreme Marxist terrorist organization in Turkey that is opposed to NATO and the United States; attacks Turkish security and military officials
    Revolutionary People's Liberation Front.
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revolutionary people's liberation party

  • noun an extreme Marxist terrorist organization in Turkey that is opposed to NATO and the United States; attacks Turkish security and military officials
    Revolutionary People's Liberation Front.
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revolutionary people's struggle

  • noun an extreme leftist terrorist group formed in Greece in 1971 to oppose the military junta that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974; a revolutionary group opposed to capitalism and imperialism and the United States
    ELA.
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rich people

  • noun people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
    rich.
    • only the very rich benefit from this legislation
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slavic people

  • noun a race of people speaking a Slavonic language
    Slavic race.
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socialist people's libyan arab jamahiriya

  • noun a military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean; consists almost entirely of desert; a major exporter of petroleum
    Libya.
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spanish people

  • noun the people of Spain
    Spanish.
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swiss people

  • noun the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
    Swiss.
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unemployed people

  • noun people who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group)
    unemployed.
    • the long-term unemployed need assistance
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white people

  • noun a light-skinned race
    Caucasoid race; White race; Caucasian race.
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