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Whence comes the expression ‘’starve a cold, feed a fever?”

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"run-down" versus "rundown"

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Is "farfel" an idiolectical quirk/part of a familect?

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Fire (as in shooting) in plural

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When we say "roll out" a product, do we mean like a carpet or like a car?

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Is there a word in English specifically for any dream during sleep? [closed]

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Word or idiom to describe clothes colours that don't match

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Is "me's" a word?

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In this example do the square brackets mean Mexican was the original word and not addict? "the addict [read Mexican]"

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meaning of to drive out between trains

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English equivalent for the idiom "mother-in-law has forgotten to wear her saree (dress)"

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"To put the copestone on something", meaning, literary synonyms

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Meaning of the verb "hate"

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To Find a Word Beginning with B: Adjective, in the Shape of a Grape [closed]

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In Early Modern English, is it common to use “if thou do something”, or “if he do something”?

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Can I omit "it" in informal speech?

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Synonym for "of my production"

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"A, and thus B, is true." or "A, and thus B, are true."?

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What would be a good humorous alternative to "Let's get a move on"? [closed]

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Is there a word for feeling both intense panic and peace at the same time?

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What is the general term for terms that end in -ian, -ist etc.?

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Is "sort of like" hypercorrectur? [closed]

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Why are pronouns in gender-like listings always come in threes?

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What is the concept of an accepted default not having a formal name?

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What does "taking" means here?

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Ambiguity in Singapore’s extradition act? [closed]

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In saying "how things ought to be how they ought to be..." is the use of "ought to be" redundant? [closed]

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Is there a word or expression that describes a person who demands that something needs to be a certain way yet they wont help to get it that way?

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Origin of shooting the breeze?

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What are the purposes of language and literature in human society? [closed]

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"...a wealth of additional informative information." looks somehow wrong to me - redundant to call information informative or OK? Missing comma?

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"smaller to larger" vs "smallest to largest"

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Which sentence is most correct? [closed]

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'were' or 'was' in a sentence with two subjects - plural followed by singular [duplicate]

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What does "goes in" mean? [closed]

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Slang words describing the persons in the "Distracted Boyfriend" meme? [closed]

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Is it ok to say: "I usually score in high sixes?" [closed]

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Is "between the pair" grammatically correct?

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'Some people' and 'Others' and their relation in context of being majority/minority/equal

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"first century millennium" perhaps just a typo? [closed]

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Possessive of time / belonging to the ages: time’s or times’

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The hasty bridegroom has carried the women away

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What does "on" means in this context? [closed]

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CavalCade -> motorcade [duplicate]

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Is the word "smacking" only used when slapping someone on the buttocks? [closed]

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Frequent vs often, before vs after [migrated]

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Single noun as a concept instead of an object [closed]


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