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what is the meaning of “bag the job”

What is the meaning of bag the job? I saw this expression in this sentence:Job-hunting: How to bag that first job. I have looked up it in the dictionary but no meaning goes with the sentence. Do you ...
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Can a software name that uses combination of different words be called an english word? [duplicate]

When a new software is developed, often it is named using a combination of different words, which may or may not me in English, or be partly English and partly in other language. Example: WhatsApp ...
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Usage of *what* for *that* or *than* in BrE

Occasionally, when watching British television or movies, I've come across a construct that isn't used in AmE. Using what as a replacement for that or than as a determiner or comparison. Here is an ...
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Usage of “what”

We recently did a test and we stumbled upon the following sentence: This film is better than ... we saw yesterday. With the answers: a, which b, - c, what d, that I choose "what" and the ...
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“Police have found what appear to be human remains.” versus “– What's in the box? – Chocolates to die for!” Why the different agreement? [duplicate]

In my CD-ROM version of the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, an example sentence for the verb 'to appear' is: "Police have found what appear to be human remains." Gruesomeness apart, what ...
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“that” usage, subject-verb distance

Which instruction is better: 1. Insert events that occurred at an earlier time to complement the events in the ‘present’ story. 2. insert events occurred at an earlier time to complement the events in ...
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Do I need to use “to” in sentences such as these?

What I want is (to) go to the cinema. What you should do is (to) shut up and dance. I know that "to" is frequently omitted in such cases, but if you were to write a formal paper, would you ...
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Use of “what” vs “that”

The following sentence was on one of the tests: What would you like to do that others have told you is impossible. Students have asked why that could not be replaced with what. I.e., What ...
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'All that' vs 'all what' [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “all that” vs. “all what” How can I be sure when to use 'all that' or 'all what' in making sentences. Is there any differences in their meaning. ...
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“all that” vs. “all what”

I’ve heard somebody say: All what is needed is … I thought the correct way to phrase it was: All that is needed is … However, thinking about it more, the former doesn’t sound too ...