→ this (sense 7 )
after this; thereupon
If you say that something must be done this minute, you are emphasizing that it must be done immediately .
A stage of an activity, process, or period is one part of it.
distinguished by or relating to material or earthly concerns; not spiritual or concerned with life in a future or imaginary world
at this rate:
If you say that at this rate something bad or extreme will happen, you mean that it will happen if things continue to develop as they have been doing.
this side of:
If you say that something will not happen this side of a date or event, you mean that it will not happen before that date or event.
to this day:
To this day means up until and including the present time.
in this regard:
on this point
You use like this or like that when you are drawing attention to something that you are doing or that someone else is doing.
this and that:
If you say that you are doing or talking about this and that, or this, that, and the other you mean that you are doing or talking about a variety of things that you do not want to specify.
this day week:
a week (counting backward or forward) from today (or yesterday, etc.)
depart this life:
watch this space:
Journalists write ' Watch this space ' in order to indicate in an informal way that they will be giving more information about something in the future .
You say like this, like that, or like so when you are showing someone how something is done.
on that/this score:
You can use on that score or on this score to refer to something that has just been mentioned, especially an area of difficulty or concern .
If you say that something is out of this world, you are emphasizing that it is extremely good or impressive .
that way/this way:
You can use that way and this way to refer to a statement or comment that you have just made.
in this day and age:
In this day and age means in modern times.
in this/that regard:
You can use in this regard or in that regard to refer back to something that you have just said .
on that/this account:
You can use on that account or on this account when you want to say that something happens for the reason you have just mentioned .
to this/that effect:
You use to this effect, to that effect, or to the effect that to indicate that you have given or are giving a summary of something that was said or written, and not the actual words used.
not long for this world:
likely to die soon
this neck of the woods:
the place where you are at the moment
added to this/added to that:
You use added to this or added to that to introduce a fact that supports or widens what you are saying .
at the/this moment/present moment:
You use expressions such as at the moment, at this moment, and at the present moment to indicate that a particular situation exists at the time when you are speaking .
in this respect/in many respects:
You use expressions like in this respect and in many respects to indicate that what you are saying applies to the feature you have just mentioned or to many features of something.
in this connection/in that connection:
You say in this connection or in that connection to indicate that what you are talking about is related to what you have just mentioned .
there's more to this than meets the eye:
You say ' there's more to this than meets the eye ' when you think a situation is not as simple as it seems to be.