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Jun
19
comment What's the “tumbleweed” in tumbleweed badge?
@DanBron Sounds like a complete answer to me
Jun
19
comment Looking for a word describing the date a payment was intended for
Why won't target date work? From your description is sounds like the payment is targeted to a specific date.
Jun
11
comment Is there an idiom for being consistently unlucky through no fault of one's own?
schlemazel might fit the OP's description a bit better: dictionary.reference.com/browse/schlemazel
Jun
4
comment What does “high letter, low letter” mean in contrast to “low number, high number”?
@Mitch Who knows, maybe it was written by someone from Brooklyn... I just found it interesting that most people posting here haven't heard of the phrase, as it's easily understood where I come from.
Jun
4
answered Semicolon or comma?
Jun
4
comment What does “high letter, low letter” mean in contrast to “low number, high number”?
In the part of Brooklyn, NY, where streets are organized by numbers (E. 1st, 2nd, 3rd street...) and letters (Avenue J, K, L...), it's not uncommon to refer to high letters and low letters, where high/low are used the way you posited. "She lives on E. 15th street, around the higher letters" might be used for someone who lives on E. 15th Street and Avenue T.
May
11
answered When is an event so old that the phrase “the other day” no longer applies?
Apr
5
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Sep
9
comment Does order matter when writing a sentence including aunt and uncle?
"fork and knife" sounds much more natural to me than "knife and fork".
Aug
1
comment Single word for company's internal solution?
@AlexM. Additionally, while your quote may be correct regarding proprietary software, that is not the only context in which "proprietary" can be used.
Aug
1
comment Single word for company's internal solution?
@AlexM. One answer does not necessarily have to be interchangeable with another answer - that's why there are so many words in a language, because each is nuanced. I think "proprietary" answers the OP's question very well, and is in fact the first word I thought of, too.
Jun
24
awarded  Constituent
Jun
19
awarded  Caucus
Apr
9
comment It never rains but it pours
It looks like I'm the odd one out, but I've used and heard "When it rains, it pours" for both positive and negative sitations.
Apr
5
awarded  Yearling
Mar
13
comment Tom, Jake and Jenny aren't looking forward to Thanksgiving. Why?
+1 for answering the question straight and to the point
Mar
6
comment Word or term for an argument that is inherently true
+1 for "truism"
Dec
12
comment Antonym for “exceed”
From a strict mathematical perspective, "not more than" would be the more correct opposite. But in casual conversation "less than" would also be understood.
Dec
12
comment Antonym for “exceed”
@JDB - If "exceed" is "more than" (>) then the opposite can be defined as either "less than" (<) or "not more than / less than or equal to" (<=). When using the second definition, "maintain" fits well.
Apr
5
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