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May
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comment What is the English version of the Vietnamese idiom “như cá nằm trên thớt” - “like a fish on cutting board”
Better than "sitting" would be "dead": "After my accomplice told all, I was a dead duck."
May
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comment Shortest complete sentence in English
This is by far the best answer, especially when the number of one-syllable, one-word answers keeps growing.
May
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comment What's a good word for 'clear mindedness' and 'an ability to see something as a whole'?
With faint echoes of @JohnLawler, I would say that "savvy" has effectively replaced "common sense" now that nonsense has become so common.
May
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answered Is there a word or an idiom for people who only spend their families' money and fool around?
May
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comment Is there a word or an idiom for people who only spend their families' money and fool around?
The troubles with this otherwise very good answer are that (1) not all wealthy people set up trust funds for their wastrel children (think Warren Buffett) and (2) not all trust-fund beneficiaries engage in wasteful, self-indulgent, indolent behavior (think Nelson Rockefeller).
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comment Difference between nevertheless and nonetheless
@JanusBahsJacquet Point well taken. I concede.
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comment What is a word in English that means “able to learn new things quickly”?
"Quick study" would refer to a person who readily acquires both skills and knowledge, but with a clear inclusion of becoming knowledgeable as well as skillful.
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