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Is there any difference between the idioms "pull the rug from under" and "leave in the lurch"?

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A word for a state that changes regularly and consistently

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What is the phrase or expression which has the word ‘finger’ in it and means very easily or quickly

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Meaning and origin of the word "muist"

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Why did ‘brainwash’ develop to be a negative word?

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How old is the expression "walking distance"?

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Is the sentence "The administrative office sent Australia a sick koala." acceptable or not?

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What does "forty-four tears hell out of a man" mean

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Capitalisation of a sacred object

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What's the grammatical term for a sentence that begins with a descriptive noun phrase, followed by a complete sentence?

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Are there any idioms/expressions that communicate the idea of a sort of circular journey, as in this T.S. Eliot quote?

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Literary/poetic way of saying hello

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Would it be "current-controlling device" or "current controlling device"?

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What's the difference between "on a Saturday" and "on Saturday"? [closed]

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What pronouns to use in technical documentation

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Is there a word or phrase to describe people who blindly support someone, no matter what wrong they do?

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Noun phrases within other noun phrases

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Term for "a solution that's just barely good enough to stifle better solutions"?

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“He’s made new friends when he changed roles”

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How to write a list of items, where the last item is a compound item? [duplicate]

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Shorter word for "Uncanny person"? (New Zealand english)

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In what varieties of English is "working" used (as a gerund) instead of "work" (as a noun)?

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How can I distinguish between supplements and modifiers as proposed in The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (CGEL)?

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need a short idiom/phrase or word for two people/things that are complete opposites

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what does the expression "I was feathered" mean?

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How do I distinguish wanting something to happen vs predicting it will happen?

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Omit relative pronoun while connecting two relative clauses

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need an idiom or phrase that means that the same event resulted (or results) in contrasting outcomes for 2 different inividuals

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What Do "Holes" and "Pulled-up" Mean Here? [closed]

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Why is "Audiences may contain many 'free riders', not making contributions." incorrect?

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Is it correct to place the adjective before 'is/was'?

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Word request for a in-game page

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Is "Why having a pen pal" grammaticaly correct? [closed]

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"Didn't any" and "didn't either" [closed]

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What is a good verb to be used with ‘possibilities’ in this context? [closed]

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Are both of these equally correct? [closed]

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Syllabify geology [closed]

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What is the native word for describing an expression or gesture

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Restating preposition in a conjunctive phrase to avoid ambiguity

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What is the usage of "considerably" outside of comparative constructs?

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Possessive 'it' : Pronoun vs Adjective [duplicate]

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Use of 'Get' in a particular type of sentences

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What is the correct spelling for 'finash'/'feenash'/'phinash'/'pheenash'?

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Confusion on Am/Are Questions [closed]

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Specialized or Specialist

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Meaning of “raz” in English [closed]

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Rule of thumb for hyphenation when justifying text? [duplicate]

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Rock star. Is it a metaphor?


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