551 reputation
158
bio website richcooks.blogspot.com
location New York, NY
age
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
seen Jan 14 at 19:28

Jan
16
awarded  Famous Question
Jan
16
awarded  Yearling
Jan
14
awarded  Good Question
Jan
13
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
13
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
13
awarded  Critic
Jan
13
answered Is there an English idiom for Bengali idiom “সবজান্তা গামছাওয়ালা”(wise towelsman)?
Jan
13
comment Is there an English idiom for trying to do two things at the same time and failing at both of them due to splitting your effort?
I love this but it's just a hair off the meaning I was going for.
Jan
13
accepted Is there an English idiom for trying to do two things at the same time and failing at both of them due to splitting your effort?
Jan
13
revised Is there an English idiom for trying to do two things at the same time and failing at both of them due to splitting your effort?
addressed a few of the suggestions and further elucidated what I'm looking for.
Jan
13
awarded  Editor
Jan
13
revised Is there an English idiom for trying to do two things at the same time and failing at both of them due to splitting your effort?
addressed a few of the suggestions and further elucidated what I'm looking for.
Jan
13
awarded  Yearling
Jan
13
comment English idiom for the Italian “Buon lavoro”
Along with "buon appetito" this is a very useful phrase. There is another sense of "buon appetito" that you use to politely acknowledge someone eating, like when you bump into a friend at a restaurant. The English translations would be "as you were" (military) or "carry on" (authoritative) or, more politely, "please, don't let us interrupt [your meal]." Does "buon lavoro" allow the same usage?
Jan
13
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
12
asked Is there an English idiom for trying to do two things at the same time and failing at both of them due to splitting your effort?
Jan
15
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
11
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
8
comment What's the term for untapped capacity or inventory that is brought to market by rising prices?
"Untapped reserves" is good, but could apply to something like the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which we know about and just haven't tapped. I'm looking for something that the holder does not know has increased in value, which is brought to market by that increase.
Mar
8
comment What's the term for untapped capacity or inventory that is brought to market by rising prices?
I'm not hung up on the word "inventory". It's just the only one my brain can come up with at the moment. "Reserves" is great.