awkward customer


awkward customer
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  • an awkward customer — a person, group, or thing that causes problems, usually because they will not behave in the way you want or expect them to. There s usually at least one awkward customer who insists on doing everything according to the rule book …   New idioms dictionary

  • awkward — awk|ward S2 [ˈo:kwəd US ˈo:kwərd] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: awk turned the wrong way (15 17 centuries) (from Old Norse öfugr) + ward] 1.) making you feel embarrassed so that you are not sure what to do or say = ↑difficult ▪ I hoped he would… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • awkward — adjective 1 making you feel so embarrassed that you are not sure what to do or say: The more she tried to get out of the situation, the more awkward it became. | an awkward pause | make things awkward (=cause trouble and make a situation very… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • awkward */*/ — UK [ˈɔːkwə(r)d] / US [ˈɔkwərd] adjective 1) a) difficult to deal with and embarrassing After he spoke there was an awkward silence. Luckily nobody asked any awkward questions about what he was doing there. It s a bit awkward, because he s my… …   English dictionary

  • awkward — awkwardly, adv. awkwardness, n. /awk weuhrd/, adj. 1. lacking skill or dexterity; clumsy. 2. lacking grace or ease in movement: an awkward gesture; an awkward dancer. 3. lacking social graces or manners: a simple, awkward frontiersman. 4. not… …   Universalium

  • awkward — /ˈɔkwəd / (say awkwuhd) adjective 1. lacking dexterity or skill; clumsy; bungling. 2. ungraceful; ungainly; uncouth: awkward gestures. 3. ill adapted for use or handling; unhandy: an awkward method. 4. requiring caution; somewhat hazardous: there …   Australian English dictionary

  • awkward — adj. 1 ill adapted for use; causing difficulty in use. 2 clumsy or bungling. 3 a embarrassed (felt awkward about it). b embarrassing (an awkward situation). 4 difficult to deal with (an awkward customer). Phrases and idioms: the awkward age… …   Useful english dictionary

  • customer — n. 1 a person who buys goods or services from a shop or business. 2 a person one has to deal with (an awkward customer). Etymology: ME f. AF custumer (as CUSTOMARY), or f. CUSTOM + ER(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • customer — cus|tom|er W1S1 [ˈkʌstəmə US ər] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: custom; from the custom of doing business in a particular place] 1.) someone who buys goods or services from a shop, company etc ▪ We aim to offer good value and service to all our… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • customer — [[t]kʌ̱stəmə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ customers 1) N COUNT A customer is someone who buys goods or services, especially from a shop. Our customers have very tight budgets. ...a satisfied customer. ...the quality of customer service... We also improved our… …   English dictionary

  • customer — noun (C) 1 someone who buys goods or services from a shop, company etc: Next customer please! | the customer complaints department | regular customer: keeping the shop s regular customers happy | sb s biggest/best customer (=someone who buys the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English