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comment Idiom criticizing a person who has unsolved problems but tries to give someone advice about them
I'm reminded of a song I once heard, which began: The plumber's got a drip in his spigot / The mechanic's got a clank in his car. These aren't established idioms – if they were, I might be writing an answer instead of a comment. However, those lines show how one can derive an expression with the same sentiment by using a little creative thought.
Feb
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revised Can I use meet for an online meeting?
italicized 'meet', capitalized 'at', added line break between paragraphs
Feb
5
comment Four letters - one sound!
@sumelic - I like it; that explains laugh quite well.
Feb
5
comment Four letters - one sound!
This is more tongue-in-cheek than serious, but you could say that through has a digraph (ou) adjacent to two silent letters (gh), while cough has consecutive digraphs (ou and gh). @Rob - for what it's worth, Wikipedia has an entry on tetragraphs.
Feb
4
comment Best reply for is was a pleasure meeting you
Another Stack Exchange site that might be better for questions like this one is English Language Learners.
Feb
4
comment Thank you, you too have a great day?
You too works. So does: Thanks, you too. And Thank you; you have a great day, too. Even a short Same to you is fine. As a footnote, if English isn't your mother tongue, you might want to try English Language Learners.
Feb
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comment Is “She is under the shower” a proper English sentence?
@Rathony - In that metaphorical use, it would probably be under a shower of criticism. Great usage point, though.
Jan
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comment Is the sentence, “He’s too easily prone to pouts and feuds” grammatically right?
You got it right, twice. Both pouts and feuds are nouns in their plural forms, and What are you smoking? is a rhetorical question that could be paraphrased as: Are you high or drugs or something?
Jan
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Jan
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Jan
28
reviewed Approve Is there any equivalent to this Persian proverb? “A bad or faulty item should inevitably be kept by its owner”
Jan
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answered Is there any equivalent to this Persian proverb? “A bad or faulty item should inevitably be kept by its owner”
Jan
28
revised Is there any equivalent to this Persian proverb? “A bad or faulty item should inevitably be kept by its owner”
fixed spacing around punctuation marks
Jan
28
comment What is the difference between opinion and fact?
@Ricky - The Magna Carta is a rant? What an interesting opinion!
Jan
28
comment What is the difference between opinion and fact?
RE: please give me your definition of those two words - I wouldn't vote to close this because it's "primarily opinion-based," but I might vote to close this because it "entirely answerable with a dictionary." ;-) I can also see where one might vote to close it because it's a rant disguised as a question (that "So it came to me as a shock today" part strikes me as more like an unnecessary taunt at the community than the crux of a thoughtful discourse).
Jan
28
comment Is “sh*te” a swear word?
To those who haven't watched the show, it's probably important to point out that Groundskeeper Willie has a heavy Scottish accent.
Jan
28
comment Best or technical term for the act of including a *purposeful gaff* in writing?
The word baiting comes to mind, but I'm not sure if that's a recognized term for it. Then again, maybe clickbait is a term that describes what you're looking for?
Jan
26
comment What is an unmown lawn called?
Well, it's not really an unasked question – it's asked in the title of the question.
Jan
25
comment What do you call the action of alternatively walking and jogging to complete a Full Marathon?
This doesn't answer your question, but the "struggling for breath" part of your sentence reads awkward to me. Participants who are run-walking will often change from jogging to walking when they are out of breath, and then go back to jogging after they have caught their breath again. I can see "struggling for breath" if she ran to the finish, but it seems out-of-place when she's walking in intervals. As for limp, that can imply stiffness as well as injury, so it might be a good word. I wouldn't necessarily assume one who limped to the finish line had a sprain – it could be exhaustion.
Jan
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comment What is an unmown lawn called?
If you don't mind using a golfing metaphor, you could humorously call this person's yard the deep rough.