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femme fatale, Don Juan, old flame, shop-soiled, small hours

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femme fatale, Don Juan, old flame, shop-soiled, small hours

Postby LoOost » Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:33 pm

I need your help on:

femme fatal.
Don Juan.
old-flame.
shop-soiled.
the small hours.
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Re: femme fatale, Don Juan, old flame, shop-soiled, small hours

Postby Josef » Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:17 pm

a femme fatale: a beautiful and seductive woman, especially one who will in the end bring disaster to a man who has a relationship with her

a Don Juan: a man who can easily seduce women (from the name of a legendary Spanish nobleman who was very successful in attracting women)

an old flame: a former lover

shop-soiled (adjective): describes a new item that has been made dirty by being displayed and handled in a shop ("to soil" means to make dirty)

the small hours: the early hours of the day - so the first few hours after midnight
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