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comment English equivalent to the Arabic idiom 'soak it and drink its water'?
Actually, that ritual of soaking the paper in water and drinking the water sounds more like what someone would do to "internalize" the words on the paper or "take it to heart". I'm not seeing that as belittling though...
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reviewed Edit What word beginning with “D” means “for you” or “for many people”?
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revised What word beginning with “D” means “for you” or “for many people”?
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reviewed Close server replication or servers replication
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reviewed Close Is there a word or phrase for person who always experience déjà vu?
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reviewed Close “Let alone” sentence pattern
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comment A phrase to replace “you use” in this sentence
Unless you rewrite the question, either of your sentences are probably the most succinct way to phrase the question. You could try something like "If you wanted to change the text color, you would use which CSS property?" To me that is not better. Can you be any more forthcoming on why the 2nd sentence isn't suitable for your purposes?
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comment Screp - definition
Can you please include your own research?
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24
comment A word for a squared layout of differently shaped objects
+1 - I learned something new!
Jul
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comment word for “splitting time between various tasks”
I've worked in businesses where a floater fills in for employees that are out on sick leave or taking vacation. I didn't get a sense of that type of function from the OP. The question sounds more like someone who's responsibilities include a number of different projects that all need to be worked on but not serially (in other words, they're not required to complete one before moving onto the others).
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comment word for “splitting time between various tasks”
That could be considered "juggling projects" which has a high degree of informality. Most employees have to do something called "time management" to allow enough time, through planning, for all the projects they are assigned to complete in any given period of time.
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comment How can I understand these puzzling sentences?
@Jarl, we pretty much figured the sentences weren't yours but you can mention the textbook as the source. (No apology necessary!) 😊
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comment How can I understand these puzzling sentences?
Point taken @deadrat, and there was no accusation meant. I'm sure no one here is intending to commit plagiarism and any oversight is unlikely to result in any formal accusation but the fact is that regardless of the purpose of citing sources, we can't intuit the OP's reasons for omitting the citations so it's just good practice to include them.
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comment How can I understand these puzzling sentences?
Ha, that was my thought too, @deadrat - although... :-) Still, if they're not Jarl's words, the source should be cited.
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comment How can I understand these puzzling sentences?
Can you please include the source for these sentences? (Otherwise, it's plagiarism!)
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comment What's a negative word for “subtle”?
It would probably be helpful for you to include a definition for those words as well as citing the source.
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comment What's a negative word for “subtle”?
+1, "elusive" would be my #1 choice.
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comment How do I say “my car is broken” idiomatically?
Though not very articulate, it is perfectly acceptable to say "my (car, TV, computer, marriage) is broken." People will get the gist and know that you mean that there is something wrong of some nature or another.
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comment What does “Sport Utility Vehicle” actually mean?
What does your research show? Please include it in your question so the rest of our members know where you've already looked for your answer.
Jul
16
comment By definition, can you believe in something that's not true?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about philosophy, not English language usage.