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beggar description

Definition of beggar description

chiefly British

  1. —used to talk about something that is very difficult to describe <a plot so complex that it beggars description>



Word by Word Definitions

beggarplay
  1. :  one that begs

    :  a person who lives by asking for gifts

    :  pauper

  1. :  to reduce to beggary

    :  to exceed the resources or abilities of :  defy

descriptionplay
  1. :  an act of describing

    :  discourse intended to give a mental image of something experienced

    :  a descriptive statement or account


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