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genus diospyros

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1.a genus of trees or shrubs that have beautiful and valuable wood

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    lay one`s cards on the table
    to let someone know one`s position and feelings openly, to deal honestly with something
    The employee decided to lay his cards on the table and tell his boss about the job offer from the other company.



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