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Sunday, June 9

Word of the day: cherry

Word of the day: cherry - pronunciation: /ˈtʃɛri/
noun (plural cherries)

1 a small, soft round stone fruit that is typically bright or dark red:
a bowl of cherries
2 [mass noun] a bright deep red colour:
her mouth was a bright cherry red
she pulled up the collar of her cherry wool coat
Phrases
a bite at the cherry
British an attempt or opportunity to do something:
the team had victory snatched from their grasp, and could well have had their last bite at the cherry
a bowl of cherries
[usually with negative] a very pleasant or enjoyable situation or experience:
life isn’t exactly a bowl of cherries
the cherry on the cake (or on top)
a desirable feature perceived as the finishing touch to something that is already very good:
the car is faster than a Ferrari, but the cherry on the cake is the price

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