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comment What does “Lay your ship bare” mean?
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comment What does “Lay your ship bare” mean?
@Dan bobie moved the discussion to chat, which automatically deleted the comments here and put them in a chat room. The link remains above.
Aug
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comment Is a 'peeve' the same thing as a 'gripe'?
@WS2 It can include those actions, but doesn't necessarily so. Peeving can get heated, but is often simply grumbly.
Aug
25
comment What does “bodded ill” mean?
@Josh61 If you put quotes around the phrases, the results flip.
Aug
25
comment Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
Since it's military jargon, it's probably either based on the form that needs to be filled out (1206) or it's a call sign like Tango Uniform, or an acronym like dampeu.
Aug
24
comment Is the word “colic” a right word in this context?
Sometimes, you get a stitch in your side when you've been exercising vigorously. You'll know the sensation if you've had it. This is a good idiomatic expression.
Aug
23
comment What's the US slang term for “following someone in a car”?
The mad in mad-dogging is an intensifier, like mad money to mean lots of cash and mad love to mean a deep sense of connection. A cop dogging you isn't good; it means he's been following you for a little while. A cop mad-dogging you means that you believe the cop is no only tailing you, but intent on following you until you screw up so that he can bust you.
Aug
23
comment Existential sentence…in the passive voice?
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Aug
23
comment Interpretation of “which must be widely open to tourist visits”
Crossposting is discouraged on SE. You should choose between posting on EL&U and ELL, and delete the other question, or we can migrate and merge them if there are useful answers on both.
Aug
23
comment Is versionize a real word?
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Aug
22
comment Is versionize a real word?
@Dan lostifized because I felt the remaining comments summarized the rest sufficiently.
Aug
20
comment -phobia word for fear of hearing speeches
Can you summarize the discussion in the comments in your answer, or do you feel that your edits have covered it?
Aug
20
comment -phobia word for fear of hearing speeches
I deleted the commentary that relates to this Meta question. I encourage interested parties to participate in the discussion there, and keep it out of comments here.
Aug
20
comment What does “You hit singles, you hit doubles,” mean?
@Phil Yes, I am actually quite good at darts.
Aug
20
comment What does “You hit singles, you hit doubles,” mean?
@Phil Yes. And even without the rest of the quotation, it must be a baseball reference. It doesn't make sense in any other context.
Aug
19
comment How widely used is the “two-space-sentence-ending” convention?
@Joe, I think you augurar. I didn't post a link.
Aug
19
comment Subject-Verb Agreement - was/were
Related: english.stackexchange.com/questions/118359/…
Aug
19
comment How widely used is the “two-space-sentence-ending” convention?
That's funny. When I was taught this in school (in the US), I remember being told it was a French convention.
Aug
19
comment Is there a word for this emotion? Resentment over someone's good fortune without wanting it - Not quite jealousy/envy
Additionally, Dictionary.com specifically offers "to envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of (someone)". Sounds rather spot on.
Aug
19
comment Is there a word for this emotion? Resentment over someone's good fortune without wanting it - Not quite jealousy/envy
Yes, please cite your dictionary definitions.