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Is there a word in English specifically for any dream during sleep?

If you look up dream in a dictionary, you will find that the 'images seen in the mind when asleep' definition is the primary meaning. I had a dream last night about climbing a mountain. The ...
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What is a word or phrase for "The point in time when the work pays off and it takes care of itself from here"

You can also refer to the break even point -- the point where a new tool or process has saved you enough work to pay back the investment in time and effort it took to create it. This is more often ...
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Word or idiom to describe clothes colours that don't match

Anglophones say the colours clash if they're not compatible. And if someone says, for example... "Your shirt clashes with your jacket" ...that almost always specifically means the colours ...
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To Find a Word Beginning with B: Adjective, in the Shape of a Grape

Botryoidal means having the form of a bunch of grapes (apparently from Latin botrus and/or Greek βότρυς, meaning grape or bunch of grapes). https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/botryoidal https:...
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Word or idiom to describe clothes colours that don't match

There is a hypernym (and it is, like the Arabic term, a rhyme-based irreversible binomial†) that would fit: hotch-potch [singular noun] [British]; in US use 'hodgepodge' A hotch-potch is an untidy ...
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What is the general term for terms that end in -ian, -ist etc.?

There is a related term, but it may be too hypernymic (semantically broad) for your purposes. And paradoxically, the definition, involving a distinct morphological definition of the term, may discount ...
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Is there a single word for a person who loves colours in general?

Maybe try "colour maximalist"? While it's not a single word, it highlights that colour is the thing taken to extreme rather than the general design usage of maximalist which is about all ...
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What is a word or phrase for "The point in time when the work pays off and it takes care of itself from here"

"It takes some time and effort to carefully parameterize the step files, however, once you reach that phase then it's plain sailing from here on. After that you can rapidly create more tests with ...
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What is the name/term for someone's personal writing style?

There is a real problem with this question, even though it is in one sense clear. It does not make a distinction between between the recognition of style when we are talking about a public writer ...
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