English Phrase of the Day

service station


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service station
     1. n. (Australia) a filling station, gas station or petrol station; a facility selling fuel for road motor vehicles
     2. n. a service area
     1. n. An act of being of assistance to someone.
           I say I did him a service by ending our relationship - now he can freely pursue his career.
     2. n. (economics) The practice of providing such a service as economic activity.
           Hair care is a service industry.
     3. n. A department in a company, an organization, a government department, etc.
     1. n. (obsolete) The fact of standing still; motionlessness, stasis.
     2. n. (astronomy) The apparent standing still of a superior planet just before it begins or ends its retrograde motion.
     3. n. A stopping place.
     4. n. A regular stopping place for ground transportation.
           The next station is Esperanza.

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A man just can't go fill up his car with premium unleaded gasoline at a respectable service station every time he accidentally drives through a troupe of kids. 

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