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The sensation is said to cause the mouth to pucker. From Up North Again: More of Ontario's Wilderness, from Ladybugs to the Pleiades by D Bennet and T Tiner: Chokecherries are not as dangerous as their name suggests, though they can taste harsh and astringent, causing the mouth to pucker and dry.


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Teacher's assistant in the US. Not sure what the equivalent would be in the UK.


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As other posters have noted, there are no commonly-used phrases for this even though some subcultures may have a term and most people would probably understand "fellow johns of" a woman. For what it's worth, in Chinese, there's a fairly common equivalent term that's also familial, but they go with the term maternal uncles instead.


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'Soiree' sounds unnatural. Don't change your name. There are others with your last name, like a professor at Stanford University, and a politician in New Hampshire. Just be proud of your name. I'm proud of mine, and mine isn't so easy either.


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A common expression is mark/marked 'The teacher put a mark on his permanent record'. 'He marked the register to show that the student had arrived late'.


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I believe in this context it could refer to a debate about currency (e.g. what currency to use, whether there should be a different reserve currency than the USD, etc., or say in Britain, whether or not to adopt the euro, etc.). It could of course be a debate about money in general (since people are increasingly promoting the use of virtual money, ...



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