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lifetime /'laiftaim/
  • danh từ
    • đời, cả cuộc đời
    • tính từ
      • suốt đời
        • a lifetime job: công việc làm suốt đời
    Concise Dictionary
    lifetimesnoun
    +the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
    Advanced English Dictionary
    + noun
    the length of time that sb lives or that sth lasts: His diary was not published during his lifetime. + a lifetime of experience + in the lifetime of the present government + He had spent a lifetime trying to please his father.
    Idioms: the chance, etc. of a lifetime a wonderful opportunity, etc. that you are not likely to get again: the experience / holiday / vacation / trip of a lifetime + When she was offered the job she knew it was the chance of a lifetime.
    Collocation Dictionary
    noun

    ADJ.

    long
    wisdom gained in the course of a long lifetime
    | short
    A lifetime is too short for all the great books there are!
    | entire, whole

    VERB + LIFETIME

    devote, spend
    He devoted a lifetime to working with disabled children.
    | take (sb)
    It took a whole lifetime to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance.
    | last (sb)
    This watch should last you a lifetime.
    | seem (like)
    It seems a lifetime since we first met.

    LIFETIME + NOUN

    achievement
    The veteran director won a lifetime achievement award.
    | employment, income
    Payments are based on expected lifetime income.
    | lifetime's experience, lifetime's work

    PREP.

    after a ~
    After a lifetime as a journalist in the troublespots of the world, he retired to the country.
    | during your ~
    I've seen many changes during my lifetime.
    | in your ~
    The artist was little known in his lifetime.
    | of a ~
    It was the holiday of a lifetime!
    | ~ in
    She spent a lifetime in politics.
    | ~ of
    a lifetime of problems

    PHRASES

    the habits of a lifetime
    It's hard to break the habits of a lifetime.
    | half a lifetime, a legend in your own lifetime
    Herbert von Karajan was a legend in his own lifetime.
    | a lifetime ago/away
    University seems a half a lifetime away.
    | once in a lifetime
    That sort of thing happens only once in a lifetime.



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