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Oct
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comment What does Hillary Clinton’s “a little note of levity at 7:15” at night mean?
@HotLicks, really? The only idiom in which I'm familiar with it is "With all due respect", which means "You're an idiot".
Oct
27
comment What does Hillary Clinton’s “a little note of levity at 7:15” at night mean?
@HotLicks, that seems rather oxymoronic. Do you not view due as a synonym of merited?
Sep
15
comment Are there figurative English proverbs (or idioms) to mean an expert (or likely winner) makes a great mistake?
I presume ionic should be corrected to ironic, but there's a small possibility that it should be iconic so I'm not proposing an edit.
Jul
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comment Spanish version of a Francophile
This is the option listed in Wikipedia.
Jul
12
comment synonym for “tutor” — American English
The Oxford Spanish-English dictionary gives the same translation as the one I came up with, which is also the most highly voted answer to your question on the Spanish Language stack. Although Taboo-like explanation hunting is a useful technique for conversation in a foreign language, a dictionary is more useful for writing, which gives you the time to use one.
Jun
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revised What is the plural form of “S.Sgt.”?
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Jun
28
answered What is the name for the thing we search for?
Mar
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comment Is there a one-word opposite of implausible?
@curiousdannii, they may not be the words your dictionary of preference uses to gloss the term, but I think they do a fair job of conveying the subtext of real-world usage of a term which Cambridge can gloss as difficult to believe and which typically expresses a subjective opinion.
Mar
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answered Is there a one-word opposite of implausible?
Feb
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reviewed Reject Is there an online sample sentence database or search engine?
Feb
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reviewed Approve What are the different nuances of “passing with distinction” in a CV?
Jan
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Nov
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comment English Typography in the 17th Century
It seems unlikely to be a coincidence that the italicised nouns are exactly the proper nouns. (Well, Satyrs could be disputed).
Jun
24
comment Dean Professor or Dean and Professor
Is this just a hypothetical question, or do you know of a title which conveys a prenominal "Dean"?
Jun
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Apr
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comment Should I use 10 cent words or $2 words?
@Pacerier, I mean that the meaning of those phrases is insufficiently transparent.