So as not to bury the lede (yes that's the spelling apparently): My question: According to the wiktionary the phrase "safe as houses" refers to something being as safe as investing in house ...
We area bombarded by advertisements which say "grab these offers NOW !" or "grab 2 @ 20% Discount or grab 3 @ 30% Discount !". Dictionary meanings of Grab : Take hold of so as to seize, ...
Last night Tiffany Porter won a gold medal for Britain in the European Athletics Championships (Womens 100m hurdles). It came as no surprise to discover that she began life as an American. Apart from ...
Not sure if the tag I've selected is appropriate. Feel free to correct. Google's definition of gambit is shown below. Interestingly, the ngram usage graph shows that the popularity of the term ...
It seems there is a relatively recent trend of using expression "〈verb〉 off of": https://www.google.com/search?q=%22*+off+of%22 https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=off+of&year_start=...
I puzzled over the first line of the article of December 9’s Time magazine titled "Des Moines Dust-Up", which reads; '12ers (minus Huntsman) square-off at Drake University for ABC News/Yahoo! News/...
How popular is the word “cromulent”? If I use this word in conversation with native speakers, doesn’t it look out of place?
In today’s post, “What’s the antonym for recommend?” an answerer answered "I discourage the blue sweater sounds perfectly cromulent.” As I am utterly unfamiliar with the word, “cromulent,” I looked ...
Which one is more popular? I always used strong wind, but I found high winds also used some times.