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Sep
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comment Meaning of a “cheap person”
As a side note, using "cheap person" to denote "despicable person" would be extremely rare and misunderstood by most listeners. That's why I think it's not the best translation.
Sep
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comment Meaning of a “cheap person”
I agree with "despicable". "Stingy" really doesn't fit in this context at all, though.
Sep
17
answered Meaning of a “cheap person”
Sep
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answered Meaning of “nine-to-five kind of person”?
Sep
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comment “Order on behalf of”
Sure! At the time, it didn't seem like an answer, but now, reading over it again, it does. Posted.
Sep
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answered “Order on behalf of”
Sep
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comment “Order on behalf of”
@Sid In that situation, Jack would simply be the "doctor" or "provider". Kim, on the other hand, may be a "proxy" or "agent" or simply "nurse". This type of relationship tends to use professional titles rather than descriptive ones.
Sep
16
comment Meaning of “nine-to-five kind of person”?
I think the key is living a structured life and having an expected schedule. I can very easily see a nine-to-five person working nights or putting in a consistent 50 hour work week. The structure seems to be the key.
Sep
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comment Meaning of “nine-to-five kind of person”?
@JoeBlow I completely agree. Although not just conservative, but structured. Some people thrive on routine. These are nine-to-five type of people.
Sep
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comment what is the meaning of “bag the job”
I thought this was originally "It's in the bag" meaning that the object (person/place/thing) was already acquired. From there, it was changed into the verb "to bag", meaning you're getting it into the bag or acquiring it. Pure speculation, though.
May
7
comment A word for a joke so poorly told and so unfunny that one cannot help but laugh
I believe the important distinction is the "at the person’s failed attempt to deliver a punch line". English doesn't really have anything like this. Everything close is in reference to the joke.
May
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comment What do models do on the catwalk?
@user867 Aah, perfect! Thanks for the example and support. "Marching on a paradae" definitely sounds like protest.
May
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comment What do models do on the catwalk?
Also, I believe that people march in parades. Compare that to being "on parade", which is somewhat different (though I can't pinpoint how).
May
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comment What do models do on the catwalk?
Yes, this is correct. Also, I've always heard that they "walk the catwalk" not "walk on the catwalk". +1
May
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comment Singular of “dice”
I always thought that the "die is cast" was referring to die casting rather than casting a die. Huh. It does make more sense, though.
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awarded  Yearling
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comment Is “bolded” a word?
When coining words, I personally try to avoid conjugating them, or else it sounds odd. Using words that are already part of the language is something else...