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comment What does the phrase “woman who does” mean?
It's worth noting that although this meaning of do for is not to be understood sexually (as in Jim's comment on chasly's answer), its potential as a double entendre has certainly not been overlooked.
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revised What does the phrase “woman who does” mean?
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comment What does the phrase “woman who does” mean?
@Ben: There were several earlier citations as well, going back to the mid-1800's, I believe. I just chose one that I thought best illustrated the usage.
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answered What does the phrase “woman who does” mean?
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comment Flarf - What?! Really?
Please give a reference, including context, to where you have seen this word.
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comment Old timers referring to a “bad penny”
Welcome to English.SE. Previous answers have given evidence of this phrase in use in the mid-1700s, so Gallagher, who lived from 1948-1995, clearly cannot be the originator.
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comment Replacement For “Drive Someone Nuts”
When you start a paragraph with a > symbol, the Markdown system used on this site formats it like a quotation. So please don't do that unless you really are quoting from another source.
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revised Replacement For “Drive Someone Nuts”
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comment Origin of the phrase “it’s been years if it’s been a day”?
Note that when you copy and paste a comment to make an answer, you have to put the links back in by hand.
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revised Origin of the phrase “it’s been years if it’s been a day”?
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comment What to call the large containers of bottled water?
I call these containers jugs, though that term applies even better to the one-gallon container with a handle.
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comment Origin of “sitting there like Lord Fermoy”
You're sure it's Fermoy and not a mishearing of Fauntleroy?
Jun
21
comment To “levy criticism” or to “level criticism?”
You might find it interesting to keep an eye on the Times's After Deadline blog, written by their associate managing editor for standards, which discusses errors such as this. It's updated every Tuesday. You could also post a comment alerting him of this error.
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20
revised Is 'surface street' specific to southern California?
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Jun
20
comment Is 'surface street' specific to southern California?
If there are better tags, please feel free to add them. I looked for a "local-dialect" tag but did not find it.
Jun
20
asked Is 'surface street' specific to southern California?
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
19
answered What does “in the gods for a pound” means?