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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
16
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
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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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Nov
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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...
Nov
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answered Is “bolded” a word?
Nov
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comment Antonym of “faction”
Of course, it's possible to get into "the minority faction" vs "the majority faction" when there are two separate factions.
Nov
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answered Antonym of “faction”
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revised Antonym of 'to request'
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answered Antonym of 'to request'
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asked Where did “God helps those who help themselves” originate?
Sep
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comment “Software craftsman” as complimentary term for programmer
It's more complimentary than neutral, but I (as a "software craftsman") get tired of all the extremely wide terms for programmer/developer/designer/architect/etc.