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May
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May
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comment What does “strip away all the sound and fury” means?
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. Macbeth, scene V
May
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comment What is the name of a favorite springtime mushroom?
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May
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revised Please call me when you're finished
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May
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revised When to use “pain in ass” and “pain in boobs”
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May
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comment When to use “pain in ass” and “pain in boobs”
Interestingly an answer featuring only a link to NGRAM is voted up...
May
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revised When to use “pain in ass” and “pain in boobs”
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comment When to use “pain in ass” and “pain in boobs”
That 1) boobs do not feature there and 2) to show the spread of the suggested idiomatic expressions.
May
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comment When to use “pain in ass” and “pain in boobs”
He is such a pain in ass is also non-idiomatic
May
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revised When to use “pain in ass” and “pain in boobs”
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May
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answered When to use “pain in ass” and “pain in boobs”
May
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comment “Nobody but him was present.” or “Nobody but he was present.”
"Nobody was present but he" vs "Nobody was present but him" is perhaps an easier version to look at. In the versions you have, I would use "but him"
May
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comment “Nobody but him was present.” or “Nobody but he was present.”
@Robusto I looked at that but I do not think it has a good explanation.
May
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comment synonym for child-like [adult]
No problem.....
May
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comment synonym for child-like [adult]
Yup as commented already
May
18
comment synonym for child-like [adult]
Naive comes to mind - other synonyms are ingenuous, innocent
May
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comment Is there an established English term for ‘domiciled/hosted’ researchers
Resident... comes to mind
May
18
comment As to grammar and idiom, is the following extract correct: “… if you know the man or are him, call …”?
If you know or are this man...
May
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revised Is there a pithy adjective for “shedding profusely”?
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comment Is there a pithy adjective for “shedding profusely”?
My shedding or mo(u)lting roommate