not be above


not be above
not be above be capable of doing (something unworthy).
Main Entry: above

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  • not be above — be capable of stooping to (an unworthy act) he was not above practical jokes …   Useful english dictionary

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  • not be above doing something — phrase to not be too proud to do something Lady Travers was not above helping with the housework when necessary. Thesaurus: to behave in a way that shows you are not proudsynonym Main entry: above …   Useful english dictionary

  • not be above doing something — to not be too proud to do something Lady Travers was not above helping with the housework when necessary …   English dictionary

  • above — ► PREPOSITION & ADVERB 1) at a higher level than. 2) in preference to. 3) (in printed text) mentioned earlier. ● above board Cf. ↑above board ● above oneself Cf. ↑ab …   English terms dictionary

  • Not Only... But Also — Genre Comedy Written by Peter Cook Dudley Moore Starring Peter Cook Dudley Moore Country of origin United Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • above — a|bove1 W1S2 [əˈbʌv] adv, prep 1.) in a higher position than something else = ↑over ≠ ↑below ▪ Our office is above the hairdresser s. ▪ He had a bruise just above his left eye. ▪ I heard a strange noise coming from the room above. ▪ The great… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • above — a|bove [ ə bʌv ] function word *** Above can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): The birds were flying high above the trees. as an adverb (without a following noun): She stared up at the stars above. as an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • above */*/*/ — UK [əˈbʌv] / US adjective, adverb, preposition Summary: Above can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): The birds were flying high above the trees. as an adverb (without a following noun): She stared up at the… …   English dictionary

  • above — prep., adv., adj., & n. prep. 1 over; on the top of; higher (vertically, up a slope or stream etc.) than; over the surface of (head above water; above the din). 2 more than (above twenty people; above average). 3 higher in rank, position,… …   Useful english dictionary