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accepted “Canary in coal mine” in a word
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comment “Canary in coal mine” in a word
I like this - I had a word on the tip of my tongue when I asked this question and I'm 90% sure this was it! Given the activity, forgive me if I leave it open another day or two before accepting.
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comment “Canary in coal mine” in a word
@Jim I think it was abundantly clear the 'second question' you edited out was a joke...
Aug
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revised “Canary in coal mine” in a word
Reference answers to further clarify.
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asked “Canary in coal mine” in a word
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comment Idiom for trying and failing, falling short and being disapproved
I've always heard the second one as 'close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades'
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
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comment How to read “E = (mc)²” so as not to mistake for “E = mc²”
This sounds best to me. Using 'the quantity' as above throws off the order of the equation.
Jun
15
answered How to read “E = (mc)²” so as not to mistake for “E = mc²”
May
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comment Does “so far, so good” carry a negative connotation?
@John's idea of the speaker avoiding any prediction seems to me the essential part of this phrase. The tech is perfectly happy with the results through to the present, but for fear of [jinx/lawsuit/ethics/etc] is unwilling to state categorically that the future is positive.
May
22
comment Meaning of “ball off ”?
As unfortunate as it is for standard english, 'ballin' is not 'bail in', but rather just 'ballin', so I'm forced to down vote this as incorrect.