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There are different ways of saying agree to disagree that influences how it might be perceived. It was first recorded in a letter of 1750 by George Whitfield, who stated After all, those who will live in peace must agree to disagree in many things with their fellow-labourers, and not let little things part or disunite them." It was used still earlier ...
Well the most common term I have heard without huge sexual connotations is ladies' man. 1) A Man who spends much time with women, or is in the constant company of them 2) A man who is able to pleasure women in most any manner 3) A Man who tends towards female friends, rather then male friends You can also go with playboy, but this hints at wealth ...
I'd like to offer chick magnet: a male who seems to attract good looking females easily; someone who has many female admirers. While Casanova, player, and playboy fit, they have a somewhat negative connotation (to me, at least) of having less regard for women; a chick magnet doesn't (to me) have that connotation. A puppy is a chick magnet! In 6 Ways To ...
Expelled, as in the student was expelled from university. It's basically a crossover of the concepts of suspension or expulsion from high school EDIT: I should probably point out that Rusticated would have been my first choice (had I remembered it) and it's actually the prescribed word for the concept. Moonstar2001 is bang on here
This is an excellent question. But, I do not believe that English has a sense of a difference between the two concepts. Borrow and lend are opposite sides of the same equation. To lend is to allow someone to borrow. To borrow is to take someone else's loan. I think you will have a greater peace with the idea if you think of borrowing money (or other ...
The word you're looking for (though it's an adjective) is fungible. A fungible item is one, such as money, where all versions are treated as identical: if you borrow $10, it's not expected that you somehow return the literal same $10. Non-fungible items are not treated as identical: if you borrow somebody's car, it's expected that you return that exact car, ...
When someone reveals a magician's trick it is referred to in the community as "exposure". Magician's logically refer to these people as exposurists.
A Spoil-sport is somebody who could reveal the secret to a magician's trick, as per your example, but also the type of person who kicks the ball under the bus, tells a four-year-old that Father Christmas is not real (an obvious lie) and who tips-off the teacher about the whoopee cushion beneath his seat. To accuse somebody of being a spoil-sport carries a ...
How about a spoiler or a heckler? Edit: There is also a Wiki article that says: 'exposure in magic refers to the practice of revealing the secrets of how magic tricks are performed'. I am not sure how the term 'exposure' can be used as an agent noun to refer to someone who does the 'exposure'.
I think the usual way of portraying this is with the phrase 'hot air'; they're not so much talking about anything important as they are just breathing at each other. Example: The politicans could talk for hours, but all that ever came out was a lot of hot air. Equal meaning can be derived from the terms idle talk, gas or wind, tall talk or inanity. Of ...
A player who doesn't buckle under pressure, could be said to deliver the goods. And I would also describe such a player as being ruthless and consistent. However, a slang term which fits the Op's request is clutch: to perform under pressure In the last few seconds of a close game, only a player with clutch can lead the team to victory. (Derived from the ...
In American English, the most common phrase would be to chip in, as in I would be happy to chip in for a cake: to give some money, esp. when several people are giving money to pay for something together An alternative is to pitch in, though in my experience this connotes a contribution of labor rather than capital. Both chip in and pitch in can also ...
Urban Dictionary: Don Juan A Great Lover. A Great Friend. A man that gave many women sexual gratification. Sometimes people call friends or people who are smooth with ladies Don Juan. That jon, he's such a don juan. Wiki: Don Juan Don Juan is used synonymously for "womanizer", especially in Spanish slang, and is often used in reference ...
The orthogonal travel to uptown/downtown in Manhattan is crosstown. Yes, I know that u/d is binary and crosstown is not. New Yorkers ususally know where they presently are. If they are West of Fifth Avenue and say they are going crosstown, they are going East. Ditto on East of Fifth. When current location cannot serve as the indicator or more precision is ...
Agreeing to disagree probably results when two people disagree at a higher level (over values or principles) rather than at a lower level (facts or ways of working). You could humbly say, "I'll need some time to understand why X is important to you, and I hope you'll take some time to think about why Y is important to me." (or something that spins an ...
Consider custom-fit personalized with regard to shape and size A Britishism that is sometime heard in the US is bespoke (Of goods, especially clothing) made to order: a bespoke suit
It's not an exact fit, but Alice is acting as an agent provocateur. An agent provocateur is someone (often a spy) who baits you into performing an illegal act for someone else's gain. She is provoking Bob into making a false accusation for the purpose of making him look foolish. You might also say she's baiting him into bearing false witness. Both of ...
Two expressions that do not alter the rest of the sentence are the following: Besides the tasks listed above, ... As well as the tasks listed above... Linking words
What you really want, is a Mack: Or a Playa / Player: They are often used interchangeably nowadays.
Apparently nobody has mentioned it yet, so I’ll put forth stud. The term stud comes from the animal-husbandry world where it refers to a male whose purpose is to mate with females and produce offspring. Likewise, male humans who are perceived to have “game” and be able to “score” easily with women are often dubbed studs.
Since the rest of your sentence is in present tense, you may be confusing matters by having didn't even exist instead of, say, doesn't even exist. 'X' may be the most important invention in Computer Science, but most developers behave as if it doesn't even exist. It's like this because you're referring to the action of it not ever existing being ...
To get cold feet Commonly used for doubts before marriage, but also used for hesitation in completing a task. It has an interesting history, as discussed here: Why do we get cold feet?
I think there is a word for a numeric acronym; after-all, anacronym is a word for "An acronym the original meaning of which is not known to most English speakers" Numeronym Acronym types
This reminds me of the Hitchcock thriller, Gas light, where a husband twists and manipulates events in order to convince everyone, and his own wife, of her mental instability. Gregory plants false memories, tricks her into hearing noises which no one else in the household hears, so that he can commit his wife, Paula, to a mental institution whereupon he will ...
While I agree with @kolossus that expelled is the preferred verb, the noun expellee just doesn't seem right. Perhaps castoff, as in After that incident in the Dean's office, he was a Harvard castoff. a person or thing that has been rejected or discarded.
Cold fish a person who is very reserved or aloof in manner or who lacks normal cordiality, sympathy, or other feeling; an unemotional and unfriendly person; Where charisma is a spiritual power or personal quality that gives an individual influence or authority over large numbers of people.
"Poorly predicts" or "poorly correlates with" would work. "Has low specificity for" would also be good. What you have is fine for a "bullet point," but I suspect you want something more concise because of space or to keep it on a single line on a PowerPoint slide. There are probably other options. "Variably correlates" also sounds good, and is the most ...
In this context, I assume you are trying to say that once stenosis has been diagnosed, then the determination whether hemodynamics plays a significant role cannot be established by coronary angiography. I would suggest: Coronary angiography is an inadequate indicator of the hemodynamic relevance of stenosis. or Coronary angiography is not ...
You can describe this in multiple ways, which one is coolest is up to you: Core Code of Conduct Core Principles Personal By-laws Way of Life Strict Sense of Self-Discipline Sense of Self Super-ego
How about "dumpout" and "throwout" by analogy with "dropout?" E.g. They produce large number of school dropouts, school "throwouts," and juvenile delinquency... Then, you might want to consider the term "expellee." expellee: a person who has been expelled. E.g. The old image of catering largely for public school expellees and dropouts is ...
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