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Jul
2
comment Is there an expression or idiom for something convenient that happens right when you need it to?
@MattE.Эллен it means "lucky".
Jul
2
comment Is there an expression or idiom for something convenient that happens right when you need it to?
@PaulJohnson You're right. I generally think of "synchronicity" as meaning anything that a superstitious person would ascribe to prayer / psychic powers / magic / positive thinking / etc, but I believe it does technically have a more general meaning, for anything that can be made to look like a cause-effect relation but actually isn't. So, whether this term applies might depend on the beliefs of the person describing it.
Jul
2
comment Word/phrase that means a series of problems of increasing severity caused by a small error
I thought of that, but it's the circle part that doesn't fit - vicious circle implies that the final thing causes the first thing to happen again.
Jul
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Jul
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Jul
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accepted Word/phrase that means a series of problems of increasing severity caused by a small error
Jul
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asked Word/phrase that means a series of problems of increasing severity caused by a small error
Jun
26
answered I'm looking for a word like “switchyard”
Jun
5
comment km plural or singular, “out of which 100 km is motorway”
More examples: 1000 km is a lot of km. 30 books is a lot to carry. 28 days is a short month. 10 cats is a clowder. 4 colors is enough to paint a rainbow. 6 examples is one too many.
May
31
accepted Alternative word for “statistics”?
May
21
comment Alternatives for “layperson”
I always thought of "layman" as non-academic, and "layperson" as non-ordained.
May
21
comment Alternative word for “statistics”?
@Josh61 I mean the data itself: "What are his statistics?" "Well, he's 5'9, 163lb, brown hair..."
May
21
comment Is there an alternative word for “facepalm”?
@JasonC Really? I always thought it was the picard one.
May
21
asked Alternative word for “statistics”?
May
21
comment Can we start a sentence with “Like this,”?
It depends: when you say "this", are you pointing at something?
May
13
comment What is the word for a love of ignorance, or a distaste of knowledge?
Have you considered 'religious'? "the group is a group of... religious fundamentalists". Or 'fundies' for short :p
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Apr
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comment Difference between “Expiation” and “Atonement”
@EdwinAshworth My understanding was that the U in ELU stands for USAGE, so I just put the way it is usually used. Anyone can google a definition, so I assumed OP was looking for more than "dictionary says X". Btw, OED & google have different definitions; Maybe look at them as well?
Apr
27
answered Difference between “Expiation” and “Atonement”