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Mar
15
comment What's the meaning of “break through the wall”?
So this is not a common phrase and that it's thought up from the metaphor of "running"?
Mar
8
comment What's the word to describe this behaviour?
@RyeBread After his attire removal, he then proceeded to climb up and squat on the seat. I wouldn't say he is overly obsessive about cleanliness though, but it's definitely not a good thing.
Feb
20
comment Word meaning “of many different kinds” in this context?
Sorry if I wasn't being clear, but I kind of looking for a word that describes the meal, rather than the meal itself.
Feb
8
comment What's the meaning of “dry” in this context?
or he waited long enough for the beer to get dry and complain about it?
Feb
8
comment What's the meaning of “dry” in this context?
lol ok. I never drank beer before so I had no clue. So I'm guessing the poster here is saying that the server handed him an empty mug of beer and not realize it?
Jan
3
comment Idiom or phrase meaning “satisfactory in all abilities”?
though I'm looking for an idiom/phrase, I quite like the word passable.
Jan
3
comment Idiom or phrase meaning “satisfactory in all abilities”?
what if the speaker can have general communication, and he/she is able to grasp maybe about 1/2 of the content in the media?
Nov
9
comment Word meaning crying, but not crying?
Is feeling a sting at the back of eyes common usage? I like the non-literal sense to these phrases.
Oct
31
comment What is a “review” in this context?
@JohnLawler I'm still kind of confused of what a review here in this context means. The definition states that it is A report or essay giving a critical estimate of a work or performance, but in this article it is saying that George Mammen’s review is finding that moderate exercise can actually prevent episodes of depression in the long term. There isn't any estmating of any work or performance.
Oct
31
comment What is a “review” in this context?
@EdwinAshworth Oh, it didn't occur to me, I thought work or performance was connected with something artistic like books, plays, or movies.
Sep
26
comment One who acts in an unusual way, as if they have a mental illness?
@Kris But the thing is, they exhibit these kinds of behaviours periodically, apart from that a proper diagnosis could not be found.
Sep
25
comment One who acts in an unusual way, as if they have a mental illness?
@Kris Yes, they are mentally healthy in their everyday lives, but just occasionally at times when they will behave like this.
Sep
24
comment One who acts in an unusual way, as if they have a mental illness?
@jwpat7 sorry I meant they act unusually like abnormal, not acting in an usual way and which appears like they have a mental illness.
Sep
15
comment Be “running late” and “run my appointment”
@EdwinAshworth Hey I think this is a very good answer and deserves to be awarded. Can you please submit it as an answer?
Sep
13
comment Word to describe putting a body part in a place thus not allowing fresh air in…?
@JeffSahol I like those statements you gave, but I was just giving a hypothetical example in order to get the word I'm looking for.
Sep
11
comment Word to describe putting a body part in a place thus not allowing fresh air in…?
@JLG I like cover as well. After the wound has heal enough, The Mayo Clinic also mentions at the latter that exposure to the air will speed wound healing.
Sep
11
comment Word to describe putting a body part in a place thus not allowing fresh air in…?
@TheMathemagician Sorry if I caused confusion, but what I meant was that it's obvious that we should not stifle any wounded/injured part of the body/allow as much ventilation as possible.
Sep
1
comment What's the origin of the idiom “cut corners”?
@Kris But I feel that if I added the ending of Collins' definition to OALD's, the definition will be much better and comprehensive.
Aug
31
comment What's the origin of the idiom “cut corners”?
@Kris The thing is the definition I wrote is a combination of the senses from both of the dictionaries I mentioned. How should I rephrase my question without sounding too weird? Pardon me my English is horrible :(
Aug
30
comment What's the origin of the idiom “cut corners”?
@Kris The definition I cited is from Collins and OALD and the answers I found are similar to terdon and Zibbobz'.