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My husband and I oddly have worked together a couple of times. We did a 'Veronica Mars' episode together. We didn't work together, but we were both in 'Ghost World.' We had a theater company in L.A., for a bunch of years. So, we've worked together a fair amount, and it's always just great fun.
Lauren Bowles

Meaning of a couple of in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A COUPLE OF

a couple of play
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WHAT DOES A COUPLE OF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

definitionDefinition of a couple of in the English dictionary

The definition of a couple of in the dictionary is a combination of two; a pair of. Other definition of a couple of is a small number of; a few.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A COUPLE OF

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Synonyms and antonyms of a couple of in the English dictionary of synonyms

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WORDS RELATING TO «A COUPLE OF»

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Translation of «a couple of» into 20 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A COUPLE OF

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The translations of a couple of from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a couple of» in English.
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一对夫妇的
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un par de
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a couple of
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के एक जोड़े
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بضع
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пару
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um par de
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un couple de
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ein paar
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のカップル
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một vài
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una coppia di
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Kilka
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пару
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câteva
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ένα ζευγάρι από
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´n paar
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ett par
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et par
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The translation of a couple of in Italian is una coppia di play
See the definition of una coppia di and synonyms of una coppia di in the Italian dictionary.

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A COUPLE OF»

The term «a couple of» is very widely used and occupies the 48 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a couple of

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10 QUOTES WITH «A COUPLE OF»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word a couple of.
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Malin Akerman
I think recharging is important, absolutely. Every now and then, you need maybe a couple of weeks to just chill out and let your emotions balance themselves out a little bit.
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Mackenzie Astin
There are a couple of teachers I have had without whose influence I would not be as happy with who I am.
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Jean M. Auel
And that's how I start myself. I usually go back a couple of pages, maybe to the beginning of the chapter, and I start reading. And as I'm reading, I'm tweaking - putting in a different word, changing the syntax, putting that clause over there, you know that sort of thing.
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Linwood Barclay
We're half an hour from Toronto, which offers everything you could want from a city, and a couple of hours from beautiful vacation country. We have it all here, plus George W. Bush is not our president.
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Laura Benanti
My parents were in 'Brigadoon' on Broadway when I was a couple of years old.
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Greg Berlanti
There were only a couple of Marvel characters I read. I read 'Iron Man.' I have a lot of those. And this was the time they tried X-Factor out. I was never an X-Men person, but I was like, 'Let me check out X-Factor.' I was more of a DC guy in general.
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Drew Bledsoe
It is the best feeling in the world to have a close game come down to just a couple of plays and you are able to do it.
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Lauren Bowles
My husband and I oddly have worked together a couple of times. We did a 'Veronica Mars' episode together. We didn't work together, but we were both in 'Ghost World.' We had a theater company in L.A., for a bunch of years. So, we've worked together a fair amount, and it's always just great fun.
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Lloyd Bridges
I needed to feed my family. I read a couple of the episodes. How can you keep on doing the same thing?
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Kurt Browning
Four world titles is a good swath at the top of the podium. The Olympics didn't work out for a couple of reasons, but it feels good when people say 'four world titles.'
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A COUPLE OF»

Discover the use of a couple of in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a couple of and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever
Friends James and Eamon enjoy a wonderful week at the home of Eamon's grandparents during summer vacation.
autorMarla Frazee, 2010
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Becoming a Couple of Destiny: Living, Loving, and Creating a ...
In this he says--she says book, Bishop Joseph Walker and his wife Dr. Stephaine Walker tell you how to know when you're in love and ready to take that next step of commitment.
autorJoseph W. Walker, III, Stephaine Hale Walker, 2011
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Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple ...
Pat continues to be a fighter, facing this new challenge the way she's faced every other--with hard work, perseverance, and a sense of humor. From the Hardcover edition.
autorPat Head Summitt, Sally Jenkins, 2013
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Just a Couple of Days
" An anonymous interlocutor writes back: "When?" Someone slyly answers: "Just a couple of days." But what happens in just a couple of days?
autorTony Vigorito, 2007
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A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories about Love
A collection of eight short stories in which a variety of special characters experience the transfiguring power of love.
autorCynthia Rylant, 1990
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Becoming a Couple of Promise
Filled with creative yet simple principles to help you keep your lifelong vows, this book includes thought-provoking questions for groups or couples.
autorKevin Leman, 1999
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A Couple of Blaguards
A play written by brothers Frank and Malachy McCourt about growing up in Limerick, Ireland, and their journey to Brooklyn, New York, where they learn to incorporate the lessons learned from their hard Irish past.
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The Little Book of Beards: ...and a couple of moustaches!
The Little Book of Beards lets you know what each style says about you as a person, and identifies which styles will make women fall at your feet- and which might just make them run for the hills.
autorO. S. Belgie, 2010
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Built from scratch: how a couple of regular guys grew the ...
Chronicling one of the great business success stories of modern times, this lively tale of two entrepreneurs follows the authors as they build one of the most profitable specialty chains in history. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
autorBernie Marcus, Arthur M. Blank, Bob Andelman, 2000
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A couple of cops: on the street, in the crime lab
A portrait of two crimefighters--street-wise veteran John Cuomo and Al Della Penna, a young college graduate--and their adventures and misadventures shares insights into the law enforcement profession. 25,000 first printing.
autorGeorge Cuomo, 1995
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A COUPLE OF»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a couple of is used in the context of the following news items.
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Editorial: Cheers to a couple of local graduates
Cheers to Erica Frommer, who was determined to leave her mark when she left Valley Central High School to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic ... «Times Herald-Record, Jul 15»
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Why YOU Owe Greece A Couple Of Dollars
Greece. The cradle of democracy. The home of the vote. If you're Greek and you want something done in Athens? Vote on it. Do you want the ... «Pulse, Jul 15»
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Neo-Nazis protesting London's 'Jewification' meet their match
The usual morass of tourists milling around Downing Street were treated to a rare sight on Saturday afternoon: a couple of dozen neo-Nazis ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
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'Severely starved' rescue dog Zander helps heal hearts of couple …
After a couple of months the couple decided to look for another dog, to fill the hole that Milly's absence had left and also because their Jack ... «Gloucestershire Echo, Jul 15»
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Predicting Jason Pierre-Paul's future with the Giants
0 Shares. Email · Print. Comment. A couple of more New York Giants Twitter Mailbag questions to finish off your holiday weekend. «ESPN, Jul 15»
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Newlywed inter-caste couple 'murdered' by woman's brother
“We have formed a couple of teams and are looking out for him. We have also alerted the Koppal police. He apparently killed them because ... «Deccan Herald, Jul 15»
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Sandoval makes a couple nifty defensive plays
He made a couple of really nice plays to his backhand up in Toronto. He has plenty of arm strength when he gloves the ball down the line like ... «Comcast SportsNet New England, Jul 15»
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Two Marines, One Deployment And The End Of A Marriage
"Sometimes you would call me, and you'll say, 'Oh, I'm not gonna be able to talk for a couple of days.' And those couple of days were like the ... «KUNC, Jul 15»
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Liverpool midfielder expected to LEAVE Anfield in a couple of days
According to Squawka, Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto will leave the team within the next 48 hours. Alberto is expected to go to Deportivo La ... «fanatix Sport News, Jul 15»
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New Panda Refresh Timeline: Expect in Next Couple of Weeks
Of course, there still is that “might” in there, so there is the possibility it could still be longer than a couple of weeks. So bottom line, we very, very ... «The SEM Post, Jul 15»
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