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I'm a compulsive learner.


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awarded  Popular Question
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accepted What's an alternative idiom to “rob Peter to pay Paul?”
Jan
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comment What's an alternative idiom to “rob Peter to pay Paul?”
I don't think use of the phrase in a particular context is necessary here since the idiom is widely used and extremely straight-forward. In fact, I don't see how it can be misinterpreted. Essentially: "take from one resource to provide for another." It doesn't have to entail stealing per se.
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asked What's an alternative idiom to “rob Peter to pay Paul?”
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awarded  Critic
Jan
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comment What's the most neutral reply to “Can you do me a favor?”
@JohnLawler That's a good one. Thanks. If you write that in an answer post, I'll accept it.
Jan
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comment What's the most neutral reply to “Can you do me a favor?”
@tchrist Read one of your books. You're the man. But, I don't like how you replied to my post. I mean, this isn't about interpersonal skills if you look at it very rigidly: I don't want to commit, but I don't want to decline -- because I don't know what the favor is. There's gotta be some reply that reflects that.
Jan
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comment What's the most neutral reply to “Can you do me a favor?”
I think you missed the point of my question. It's actually that I don't want to quickly decline. I want to know what I'm getting myself into before accepting the invitation/request. I don't know what the favor is, so I don't want to say "yes." And I don't want to just turn my head away from something I can possibly benefit from without knowing what it is first. What's the best response to suit my ideal?
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asked What's the most neutral reply to “Can you do me a favor?”
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comment Synonym for “call bulls--t”
@user58312 So make it mean something in your country.
Nov
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awarded  Yearling
Nov
27
answered Idioms that mean making decision between two good options
Nov
27
comment To whom does “British” refer?
Basically, anyone who thinks that Monty Python is hilarious. You're welcome.
Nov
27
comment How to refer on the property of a line which has a sudden change in its direction?
You call it "Kanye West's musical consistency between 2004 and present."
Nov
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answered Synonym for “call bulls--t”
Nov
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comment Euphemism for poo
I'm glad they were at least enjoyed!
Nov
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awarded  Teacher
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revised Euphemism for poo
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Nov
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revised Comparing two juxtaposed elements by way of clause inversion?
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Nov
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answered Euphemism for poo