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In my youth (the 1960s and 1970s) AC/DC was a euphemism for bisexual. As far as I recall AC meant heterosexual and DC meant homosexual (derived from Alternating current and Direct current) and I suspect that Heinlein is using it in this way as the book dates from that period.


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So, there are plenty of words available to accomplish this aim, however you should use them in the proper situation. I mention some of them here (please note that some of these words have other meanings too, but I just focus on the related meaning here): Coach: Someone who trains a person or team in a sport. e.g.: A tennis coach. Lecturer: Someone who ...


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The key is the word macroscopic. In fluid dynamics the macroscopic velocity is a vector giving the magnitude and direction of the fluid. Individual particles within compressible fluids may have velocities that differ from the macroscopic velocity.


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The first word to my mind is mentor: -- an experienced and trusted adviser.


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Enabler, one who enables. Not commonly used in British English. It can also have negative connotations, meaning someone who allows an addict to keep up his addictive habit. (ref psychcentral.com, wikipedia.com )


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The lyrics are not "tingling toast", but "tingling toes". As with the "weak in the knees" line, she's describing the physical effects she's feeling from the excitement she experiences when around the song's subject.


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Yes, one could say "He is the epitome of corruption". Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil. Elie Wiesel, in US News & World Report (27 October 1986) When it is phrased 'an epitome' the noun refers to its second meaning of 'a condensed account', as in: In the first part the greatest freedom has been used in reducing the narration into a ...


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It is an idiomatic expression, For my sins: (British & Australian humorous) something that you say in order to make a joke that something you have to do or something that you are is a punishment for being bad. I'm organizing the office Christmas party this year for my sins. I'm an Arsenal supporter for my sins. Source: Cambridge ...


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I live in Granada, Nicaragua. When we got our residency, we got help from a professional local who knows the ropes. He is referred to as an 'expeditor'.


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How about guide? Especially if "your goal" is a literal mountain peak.


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AC/DC refers to the two main types of electric power. However, it's used humorously to mean "straight" versus "homosexual" sexual orientation. It's that simple. (Note that one of the world's most famous rock bands, is called "AC/DC" ... as well as referring to "electricity," as in electric instruments, it's a sexually-charged term.)


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It means "how are you". It's an unusual formation, and without the context that it's specifically a greeting, I wouldn't understand him. He is, idiosyncratically, evoking an Irish greeting. Why? You'd have to ask Kramer - idiosyncrasy is pretty much the essence of the character.


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For my sins is a self-deprecatory idiom. But the Op's example is a radical use of the expression. It would be more typical to say 'For my sins I got two parking tickets in a week'. This would imply that it was one's sins that had caused the two tickets'. Or even better would be the example @Josh61 gives 'for my sins I'm an Arsenal supporter', if Arsenal ...


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The sentence is, on its face, ambiguous. However, it seems far more likely to me that the prepositional phrase, "with macroscopic velocity u," is modifying the participle "moving", and not the noun "medium". Presumably, it is the motion of the particles that is interesting in this situation. If it were the medium moving with velocity u, then we would seem to ...


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In the sense of a perfect example It could be used for something positive or negative. As to the definite or indefinite article, it depends on the context.....you will see the epitome more frequently in colloquial usage.


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One side in 1960 was in 10" 45 format. Which meant max time per side was about 10-11 minutes. So Elvis did about 50-55 minutes of total music, which would roughly be a (long) modern CD. Note that this is a long estimate. In likelihood they wouldn't be able to format the sides to hit the maximum that exact. Probably 10-12 songs, 40-45 minutes. Would ...


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I think that "In the interest of honesty" here serves the same purpose as the phrase "In the interest of full disclosure"—that is, in order to disclose fully any possible conflict of interest or [in this case] significant fact that may alter the client's (or buyer's) desire to rely on the agent (or seller). As medica notes, the point of the question, taken ...



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