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comment Meaning of “hound”
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a typographical error.
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comment What is an Anglepoise lamp called in America?
+1 for swingarm lamp; I don't think Anglepoise would be understood in North America outside of design enthusiasts and professionals who work at drafting tables, though the lamp type itself is fairly common.
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revised Difference between 'get at' and 'get on at'
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reviewed Leave Closed abbreviation in academic papers
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reviewed Leave Closed What does “let alone brain anybody with” mean?
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reviewed Close Subject and verb agreement
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reviewed Close Are there too many would and could?
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reviewed Close Question within a sentence
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reviewed Reviewed What's the word for 'busting the myth'?
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comment What's the word for 'busting the myth'?
@QualityTalk As a dictionary will tell you, a cliché is a phrase or metaphor that has become trite from overuse (e.g. avoid clichés like the plague); it is orthagonal to stereotype. What is the cliché you want to counter or contrast? Do you just want to point out something is contrary to an adage or breaks with conventional wisdom?
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reviewed Close What is the difference between 'same' and 'identical'?
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reviewed Close Does the term 'heroine' retain its legitimacy in a world of gender equality?
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reviewed Close What do “leaps of faith” and “get the best of somebody” mean?
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comment What do “leaps of faith” and “get the best of somebody” mean?
@medica Oi, don’t make fun of renowned Dan Brown.
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reviewed Close “Nevermind, better job next time” or “It’s ok, don’t worry”?
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comment Difference between an “issue” and a “challenge”
Related: Use of the word “issue” as a euphemism for “problem”; What are the differences between 'incident', 'issue' and 'affair'?; When do we say 'problem' or 'difficulty'; when do we say 'issue'?; Usage of the word “issue”; and What does it mean when someone has 'issues' with something?
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reviewed Leave Open “It was turning out the dining-room done it.”
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reviewed Close introduce a restrictive clause without using that
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reviewed Close Grammar “Is” or “Are”
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reviewed Close What is the meaning of “grosser sense” in this sentence?