A saying is something that is said, notable in one respect or another, to be "a pithy expression of wisdom or truth."

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Biting butter and crumbs

In a song by The Last Shadow Puppets there is this line: "Can't you see I'm the ghost in the wrong coat Biting butter and crumbs" Is the "Biting butter and crumbs" an actual saying, or just a ...
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How to pronounce 3:1 ratio? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I pronounce “ratio 1:1”? What is the correct pronunciation of 3:1 (as a ratio)? I know this might be simple enough to be answered by any native speaker ...
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Translation of most used sayings and proverbs [closed]

I know that some sayings or proverbs are different in some languages. So is the Dutch proverb "Een vis op het droge" in correct English A fish out of water. If you translate the Dutch proverb ...
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What does “A mile wide, an inch deep” mean? [closed]

I read the phrase "USA intellectualism: a mile wide, an inch deep". What does it mean?
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Term for a phrase that has an alternative meaning [closed]

Is there a term to describe the following types of phrases that have alternative meanings. "We were trying to boil the ocean" = we were trying to do too much "Eating the elephant one bite at a time" ...
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What does it mean? [closed]

What does it mean? Watch her family. If you believe that she is the apple that fell far from the tree, life will teach you to consider. Thanks