[leth -uh-ree] /ˈlɛð ə ri/
like in appearance or texture; tough and flexible.
having the appearance or texture of leather, esp in toughness
1550s, from leather + -y (2). Related: Leatheriness.
[leev] /liv/ verb (used with object), left, leaving. 1. to go out of or away from, as a place: to leave the house. 2. to depart from permanently; quit: to leave a job. 3. to let remain or have remaining behind after going, disappearing, ceasing, etc.: I left my wallet home. The wound left a […]
- Leave a calling card
verb phrase To defecate in a public or inappropriate place: after a passing horse had left its calling card on the street (1940s+)
- Leave a lot to be desired
Also, leave a great deal or much to be desired. Be imperfect or unsatisfactory. For example, His account of the election leaves a lot to be desired. This usage can also be put in a more positive way, that is, leave nothing to be desired, meaning “to be perfectly satisfactory,” as in His account leaves […]
- Leave a strip
verb phrase To brake or decelerate a car very rapidly, so as to leave black rubber marks on the pavement (1950s+ Hot rodders)