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Nov
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comment Why is “toast” uncountable?
@Dan The majority of language is not planned. You're not likely to find concrete reasons for every, or even most, aspects of a word's evolution.
Nov
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answered Is “best” still a superlative in “best friend”, as in can you have more than one “best friend”?
Oct
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comment What is a verb that means 'to make a small amount of money last for several days'?
Extending/prolonging its life/use.
Oct
12
comment what is the idiom for doing something covertly
That doesn't really indicate you're doing it covertly.
Oct
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revised How to describe a person who has done well in every task except one, but he has done extremely bad in that 'one' task
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revised How to describe a person who has done well in every task except one, but he has done extremely bad in that 'one' task
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Oct
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answered How to describe a person who has done well in every task except one, but he has done extremely bad in that 'one' task
Oct
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comment How to describe a person who has done well in every task except one, but he has done extremely bad in that 'one' task
@Mari-LouA Basically it means that they crack under pressure, often at a critical moment (but had the ability to reach that moment in the first place). The Raptors always lose in the playoffs, what choke artists.
Aug
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comment Idiom meaning diverting somebody's attention from a topic which you don't want to talk on
Deflecting attention is not necessarily deceptive, and certainly being deceptive does not at all imply deflecting attention.
Aug
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reviewed Looks OK Is “ad hominem” gender-neutral?
Aug
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reviewed Looks OK How to add emphasis without using profanity
Aug
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reviewed Looks OK Is there a word for the phrase “I don't know what I don't know”?
Aug
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reviewed Looks OK Name for a device purposefully put together from faulty parts
Aug
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reviewed Looks OK Can a mid-sentence quote have a comma outside the quotation marks?
Aug
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reviewed Looks OK Word for made-up scenario that stretches believability
Aug
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comment to switch up, to change Up - why are these now taking the preposition up?
Example sentence with and without the usage would be helpful.
Aug
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reviewed Looks OK The “Since… then” construction
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reviewed Looks OK What's the opposite of “cradle-snatcher”?