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Apr
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revised What is the English equivalent of the Russian saying “my ears are curling into tubes”?
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Apr
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Mar
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comment Is there an English idiom that means “you can always find a law to convict anyone”?
Not an idiom, but the famous quote from Cardinal Richelieu might be used to express that sentiment: "If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him."
Jan
9
revised What verb describes the motion of a swimmer's arms?
Fix quote formatting, that whole bit is from the linked post
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Oct
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answered What is the word for a sentence that initially sounds profound or deep, that is, in fact, meaningless or empty?
Oct
9
comment English proverb or saying on “you can't have too many friends”
As in Russian, it's not uncommon to simply state that directly: "you can't/can never have too many friends," "there's no such thing as too many friends," etc.
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May
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comment What is “the exception that proves the rule”?
See this Straight Dope article for a long discussion of different interpretations.
May
23
comment What proof is there in pudding?
@ErikKowal Sorry you didn't understand my comment.
May
23
comment What proof is there in pudding?
You might want to double-check your understanding of exceptions testing rules. There's good evidence (see final entry) that the phrase uses "proof" in the usual sense of implication, but is only sensibly applicable to a somewhat narrow range of situations.
Feb
27
comment What is the grammatical function of “a Catholic” in “She was raised a Catholic”?
For sake of completeness, "His mother was raised Catholic" with no article is also common and conveys the same meaning.
Feb
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Feb
20
revised What's wrong with “We hope you will find our Qualifications to be well-organized, concise, and most of all, to exceed your expectations.”
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Feb
20
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