1 solid thing
ADJ. solid | inanimate | everyday, household Her paintings are of ordinary everyday objects.
ADJ. main, primary, principal | sole My sole object is to get to the bottom of this mystery.
OBJECT + NOUN lesson The plans are an object lesson in how to ruin a city centre.
PHRASES the object of the exercise The object of the exercise is to score as many points as possible.
ADV. strenuously, strongly, vehemently
VERB + OBJECT can/could hardly It was your own idea in the first place, so you can hardly object now. | be entitled to, have a/the right to
PREP. to a petition objecting to the scheme
PHRASES object on the grounds that … I objected on the grounds that it was unkind to the animals.