what makes one tick


what makes one tick
Australian Slang
what motivates one's behaviour

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • What makes one tick — what motivates one s behaviour …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • make one tick — {v. phr.} To cause to operate; to motivate. * /He is so secretive that we are unable to figure out what makes him tick./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make one tick — {v. phr.} To cause to operate; to motivate. * /He is so secretive that we are unable to figure out what makes him tick./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ one\ tick — v. phr. To cause to operate; to motivate. He is so secretive that we are unable to figure out what makes him tick …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tick — tick1 /tik/, n. 1. a slight, sharp, recurring click, tap, or beat, as of a clock. 2. Chiefly Brit. Informal. a moment or instant. 3. a small dot, mark, check, or electronic signal, as used to mark off an item on a list, serve as a reminder, or… …   Universalium

  • tick — tick1 [tik] n. [ME tek, prob. < Gmc echoic base > Du tikk, MHG zicken, to tick] 1. a light touch; pat 2. a light clicking or tapping sound, as that made by the escapement of a watch or clock 3. a mark (✓, /, etc.) made to check off items;… …   English World dictionary

  • tick — [[t]tɪ̱k[/t]] ticks, ticking, ticked 1) N COUNT A tick is a written mark like a V. It is used to show that something is correct or has been selected or dealt with. [mainly BRIT] His exercise books were full of well deserved red ticks... Place a… …   English dictionary

  • One Shot (JLS song) — One Shot Single by JLS from the album JLS B side Mary …   Wikipedia

  • Tick, tick... BOOM! — Infobox Musical name= tick, tick... BOOM! subtitle= caption= Original Cast Recording music= Jonathan Larson lyrics= Jonathan Larson book= Jonathan Larson basis= Autobiographical productions= 2001 Off Broadway 2005 London awards= tick, tick...… …   Wikipedia

  • What You Waiting For? — Infobox Single Name = What You Waiting For? Artist = Gwen Stefani from Album = Love. Angel. Music. Baby. B side = Released = flagicon|USASeptember 28, 2004 flagicon|Europe November 15, 2004 Format = 12 single, digital download Recorded = Home… …   Wikipedia


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