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practical Idioms & Phrases


for all practical purposes

  • adverb in every practical sense
    to all intents and purposes; for all intents and purposes.
    • to all intents and purposes the case is closed
    • the rest are for all practical purposes useless
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licensed practical nurse

  • noun a nurse who has enough training to be licensed by a state to provide routine care for the sick
    LPN; licensed practical nurse.
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practical application

  • noun the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose
    application.
    • he advocated the application of statistics to the problem
    • a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis
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Practical joke

  • noun a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)
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  • a joke put in practice; a joke the fun of which consists in something done, in distinction from something said; esp., a trick played upon a person.
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practical joker

  • noun someone who plays practical jokes on others
    cut-up; prankster; trickster; tricker; hoaxer.
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practical nurse

  • noun a nurse who has enough training to be licensed by a state to provide routine care for the sick
    LPN; licensed practical nurse.
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practical politics

  • noun politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations
    realpolitik.
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