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The "person who gives you information" is called an expository character. Expository adjective Intended to explain or describe something - ODO Here's an example of the phrase in use (bold added; italics in original): Finally, according to Rowling, next to Albus Dumbledore, Hermione is the perfect expository character; because of her ...
The phrase goes back as far as the Roman poet Juvenal who, in the late 1st or early 2nd century, wrote: let her be handsome, charming, rich and fertile; let her have ancient ancestors ranged about her halls; let her be more chaste than the disheveled Sabine maidens who stopped the war--a prodigy as rare upon the earth as a black swan! "Black swan" at ...
I owe you (one) is a colloquial expression: (informal) said to thank someone for helping you and as a way of saying that you will do something for them in the future: Thanks for the help, Bill - I owe you one. (Cambridge Dictionary)
I would argue that it isn't a filler. It carries with it the connotation of it being: clear, obvious. It at least changes the tone, and implication of the sentence.
Whites is used to mean "white clothing", while coloreds (and sometimes darks) is used to mean "non-white clothing" (sense 2, here). These uses have conventionalized to the point where they are included in dictionaries. The reason they have conventionalized is because there is a standard reason to employ them: people regularly divide their laundry into white ...
Live on To persist; endure: Although The Beatles broke up decades ago, their music lives on. thefreedictionary.com They are saying that although the person may be dead, his legacy is still persisting.
The best noun I've ever heard, was in a star trek episode, where Kirk refers to Harry as an 'irritant'.
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