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Apr
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asked What's a “brace” in the expression “brace yourself”?
Aug
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comment What's the word for a party to whom a business proposal is made?
Thank you. That's something new I just learnt. A legal phrase, perhaps?
Aug
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comment What's the word for a party to whom a business proposal is made?
Beautiful. Thanks much much.
Aug
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accepted What's the word for a party to whom a business proposal is made?
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asked What's the word for a party to whom a business proposal is made?
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awarded  Notable Question
Jan
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comment What word means “the people in one's life”?
That's just perfect. I would have suggested that word but I was too late.
Jan
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comment What word means “the people in one's life”?
Beautiful. A great example of how familiar words can be used to create surprisingly interesting usage.
Jan
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answered What word means “the people in one's life”?
Jan
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answered What is the closest synonym to 'overpopulation'?
Jan
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comment Are there popular English sayings to express “Big fuss, tiny result”?
Beautiful! I love it. But I'm a little suspicious of its meaning being "showing off but having no substance," as of someone who makes an ostentatious display of talent or wealth but has it not. Could you please elaborate on the meaning of the phrase?
Jan
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answered Are there popular English sayings to express “Big fuss, tiny result”?
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revised What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
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Jan
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comment Written date formats in US English: how jarring is it to use the UK format?
In this situation, I find the use the of the word jarring jarring.
Jan
23
answered A situation when you do too many thing but achieve nothing
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Jan
22
comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
That's a nice little poem. Thanks for sharing. I apologize if my comment came across as being racist. I didn't intend it to be. I enjoy drinking from all waters. I just think that a certain genre of contemporary speech, esp. one that draws on contemporary American slang, is detrimental to the thinking mind. For instance, Americanisms such as 'shoot the breeze', 'brew a pop' and 'take a stab at it,' corrupt the language and leave little aid for the imagination when they're used as a generalization, esp. when the thing to be taken a stab at isn't stab-worthy but a task at hand.
Jan
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comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
My head hurts, @EdwinAshworth. But I do like to take your suggestion and twist it to my needs a bit. I am now likely to use the expression 'of the kitchen-sink' variety where I intend to mean 'of garden variety.' I think that's a very appealing substitute. Thanks for sharing it.
Jan
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comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
Crossed a few wires, @EdwinAshworth?