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Does “beat the distance” make sense?

I'm walking in a direction and there is someone who is ahead of me and walking in the same direction as me. I'm trying to catch up with him. If I say: If I speed up, I might be able to beat the ...
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What does it mean that a certain building is “architecture become mathematics”?

I read about the Citigroup Center in NYC in a travel guide, and one sentence said that this building, designed as a graph-paper, is "architecture become mathematics". What does it mean?
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Wild vs Overactive imagination

In a typical scenario, where someone finds out their best friend started dating, they start fantasizing (in quite vivid and colorful details, sometimes outloud) how their friend will do bunch of ...
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Word/words to describe someone who completes a task in a very quick time, despite having no obligation to do so? [duplicate]

My professor incorrectly inputted a grade of mine and I emailed him to alert him of this error. Context: In my experience, professors take an ungodly amount of time to correct a mistake. I was ...
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Looking for a word or phrase to describe the “scars” left behind from any form of “good time”

Scars could be used metaphorically, and a good time could be anything anyone considers to be fun. For example: After a night out with friends you might have a hangover or a negative bank balance ...
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What does 'against the backdrop of' mean? [closed]

How can one use 'against the backdrop of'? Which another word can be used instead of 'against the backdrop of' to mean the same meaning?
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I'm looking for a word, or a phrase that would describe someone's outlook and position

I'm looking for a word, or a phrase that would describe someone's opinion, position, attitude towards some idea or outlook. EXAMPLE: Let's say you are talking about a travel plan with your friends, ...
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How to say “I love children” without being misunderstood

In my native Spanish, an expression like "me encantan los niños", meaning that I quite enjoy the company of children, play with them, etc, can hardly be misunderstood as suggestion of pedophilia or ...
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Name of ideology where 'thinking of something wrong is actually wrong'

I am thinking of the name of some kind of ideology where in a world where by the mere fact of thinking of doing something that is wrong causes you to actually be in the wrong. e.g. In a ...
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non-condecending term that has the meaning that is usually associated to 'first world'

I've always thought of the 'first world' as countries with modern technology and science, proper education, viable economies, and freedom from other social issues which allows individuals to enjoy a ...
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Is there a word or phrase for helping someone when you are better equipped than them?

Is there a word or phrase for doing a favour or helping someone because you are in a better position than they are to get it done? For example, it would take me a lot longer to herd some cattle than ...
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another phrase for 'far from business and politics'

Is there any idiomatic expression to convey the meaning such as 'far from a specific topic or an area of activities' in English? These survey conclusions summarize opinions of ordinary users that ...
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Word for a body of water that is sufficiently populated with fish and worthy of fishing in

My game is exploration-and-interaction base. Now that the player has struggled and found a fishing rod, I would like my character to convey the message that "this pond appears to be sufficiently ...
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What is the word pronounced at 0:48 in this video? [closed]

In this video, there is a word that I try manage to guess (I'm french), but in vain. At 0:47, he says: "there is this X that all software developers are the same." What is X? I understand that the ...
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Does “digital crafting agency” sound good and is it meaningful for a company's description?

There are some web development studios who call themselves a "digital agency". For our small team we're going to take a similar tagline, "digital crafting agency". Does this sound okay to native ...