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Aug
26
comment Term for when someone interferes with another's authority?
What about undermine?
Aug
26
revised Term for when someone interferes with another's authority?
Added details to clarify request
Aug
26
comment Term for when someone interferes with another's authority?
I'm looking for something that has the connotation that Jim was wrong to do so. I will edit the question to clarify.
Aug
26
asked Term for when someone interferes with another's authority?
Aug
20
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Aug
5
comment How to pronounce fractions larger than a twentieth, where the last digit of the denominator is a 1 or a 2? i.e. one thirtieth is to 30 as _ is to 31
"21 pizza slices are each one twenty-second of the pie"?????
Jul
16
comment What is it called when someone uses your name to describe an act?
Verbing. Citation: gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/2013/01/28 Edit: whoops, misread the question
Jul
8
comment English equivalent to Spanish idom “to discover America/the Mediterranean”
Similar is "to Columbus something" which means to act like you've discovered something even though it has already been discovered. This is primarily used when white people act like they have discovered something that was already prevalent in a minority culture.
Jul
8
comment Politer word to refer to a 'cleaner'
@AdrianRatnapala, janitor, at least in my experience, is almost exclusively cleaning. Someone who did things like repairs would be referred to as a handyman or maintenance man. Or, in corporate speak, maintenance staff or facilities manager.
Jul
7
comment Politer word to refer to a 'cleaner'
Yes. Cleaner is not used in AmE. At least not for that. Janitor would be the most common term. In AmE, "Cleaner" is used in movies to refer to a special-agent/criminal type character to comes in to clean-up botched jobs, a la Winston Wolf in Pulp Fiction or Victor in Point Of No Return (both played by Harvey Keitel)
Jun
26
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Jun
13
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Jun
13
reviewed Approve Which, which book/one
Jun
13
reviewed Reject What is a word that means an instance of a game?
Jun
11
comment Is there an idiom for being consistently unlucky through no fault of one's own?
@Sabre unless you're old enough to have watched Laverne & Shirley
Jun
8
comment “Calling a spade a spade”: synonymous expressions?
@HotLicks, I'm guessing your former coworker got it from the first joke here: 8052.com/forum/read/121600
May
28
comment Phrase to mean “fully prepared”
Hot to trot has a sexual connotation that ColdFusion might not want
Mar
31
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Mar
20
comment One word for “a one-eyed person”
King. But only if you live in a particular kingdom. ;)
Mar
12
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