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The TBT Acronym or hashtag used in a social media app such as Instagram or Vine, or on a website like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Tumblr, Reddit, etc It means ThrowBack Thursday, basically where you remember things from your past on Thursday, or any day of the week. Here it refers to a confrontation between the two leaders. From the Washington ...
Adding to @Josh61's answer, #TBT is used only on Thursday and its primary purpose is to let others know how you looked in the past by posting a picture of your earlier time. TBT, TT, FBF: These terms are for types of flashbacks, to show friends and family a glimpse of the past. TBT stands for “throwback Thursday” and is one of the most popular ...
It's a bit awkward, but perfectly grammatical, and if spoken correctly is perfectly understandable. "Not having friends in your childhood" is the subject of the sentence, inverted with the verb "Was" to make it a question.
Jar, as a verb, means to have an unpleasant, annoying, or disturbing effect. "Jarred to life" means the same thing as "sprang to life" (Silenus's comment has a good example.) In this case, jar is a synonym of jolt, shake, startle, disturb and provoke.
The usual term is throw down the gauntlet, referring to the practice of challenging someone to a duel by throwing your gauntlet (glove) down in front of the person you're challenging. Laid down the gauntlet is not the usual idiom, but apparently is used, with the same meaning.
I believe, ""friend,friend"", is used here to describe a non-exclusive lover, or, "friend-with-benefits". Each item is listed and is different from the others. Knowing the intonation and/or stressing would help quite a bit.
I believe the writer is referring to the 1938 Munich Agreement, in which France, the UK and Italy signed a treaty with Germany basically saying "OK, you can keep the places you've annexed (eg portions of Czechoslovakia) so far, as long as you don't do anything else bad". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_Agreement It's historically seen as a colossal ...
There's no contradiction between "auditing algorithms" and "algorithmic auditing", because it's the auditing algorithms that are doing the algorithmic auditing. There is some ambiguity (as is common English) where "auditing algorithms" could either mean: Algorithms that are used for auditing. The process of auditing the algorithms (i.e. ensuring that the ...
You can say whatever you want, but nobody is going to understand “You are the shape of my thoughts.” Maybe if you say it (and explain it) a few thousand times, it’ll catch on as a new idiom. But I wouldn’t hold my breath. “You are much on my mind” (or “You have been much on my mind”) are standard ways of saying that you think of a person often.
As a programmer I'm assuming that .CLS file is a source program in VB6 which is mostly jargon here. So I assume that you are sending a document which describes the .CLS file. In that case, you have to say: Please find the attached technical detail document for the file test.cls. (or) Attached is the technical detail document for test.cls. Or ...
The reader was mistaken and you were correct. The commas delineate an aside (there is a more proper term for this, but you will get my meaning if I call that part of the sentence between your two commas an "aside"). Removing the second comma obviously changes the meaning of the sentence, and considering your intent aligns with the first construction of the ...
Lay, yes, as in narrative tune or ballad as sung by a minstrel, but in the more specific context of how such songs represent the culture of each tribe (i.e. "the lay of the land"). The poem discusses specifically the singers, etchers, artists of different tribes (that are killed for non compliance or competing songs), but is ultimately a thinly veiled ...
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