Questions tagged [phrase-requests]

This tag is for questions seeking a phrase that fits a meaning. If you're specifically seeking only a single word, see the "single word requests" tag too.

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Word that refers to objects found in kitchens

What refers to tools common to the kitchen? For example utensils, plates, bowls, cups, cutting boards etc. At first I thought "kitchen appliances" but usually the phrase refers to electronic devices ...
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One word for “Besides knowing my advantages, I also know my drawbacks”?

I wish to point out some drawbacks on my own research work after I have praised it. As a _____, I am aware of my work's drawbacks, which could be fixed if I had more time. Is there an adjective ...
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Is there a common expression for someone who “always holds a mobile phone in hand”?

I would like to know if there is a typical expression or phrase, used by native speakers, for someone who always has their mobile phone in their hand. I would prefer a spoken expression rather than ...
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What is a “vehicle” category or classification for skateboards, bicycles, scooters etc?

I am putting together information regarding common suburban vehicles. I have a list of vehicle categories with several vehicle examples in each category. For example: SUV Ford Explorer Jeep Wrangler ...
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Word for “a change not noticable, transparent to users”

I'm making a change in the software which should be unnoticeable to users. What would be a single word that describes it best? I'm looking for an adjective that fits into sentence such as 'This change ...
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Is there a word that means “expressed using words”, as opposed to an idea that is expressed through pictures?

Is there a word that means "expressed using words", as opposed to an idea that is expressed through pictures? I first thought of "articulate" or "explicit" but those aren't quite right. (For context, ...
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Substitute for “The thought came to my mind” [closed]

I want a substitute for the sentence "The thought came to my mind". It should be a slightly formal substitute as I am writing a formal letter. Can someone help me with that?
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English equivalent of “Always looking out the window”

In spanish there is ventanear and its derived terms, meaning to look out the window, in a busybody/nosey way. (It could also mean to peep into windows, in some places, but that's not important). It is ...
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More ways to say “In his druken state”

As I need to use the phrase a lot in a piece of document, I don't want to sound too repetitive ... so anyone with any suggestions as to alternative phrases and/or any phrases that suggest that someone ...
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'Someone who hops from idea to idea'

Is there a word or a term used for someone who hops from idea to idea? More specifically, for someone who jumps from idea to idea without ever really completing any of them.
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expressions meaning to risk death [closed]

I am looking for expressions roughly synynymous wtih 'to risk death'. The following are some examples. Can you think of others? to risk one's life to put one's life on the line to flirt with ...
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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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Phrase similar to “in the offing”

The meaning of "in the offing" I guess is "something that is likely to happen in the (distant) future" Is there any phrase that describes something that is likely to happen soon?
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Meaning of “I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of me.” [duplicate]

Consider the sentence below: During this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of me. In this hour, you can obtain everything for yourself and for the others for the asking. ...
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What's a phrase for abstract / eloquent / euphemistic prose?

I'm looking for a phrase like "transcendental language", but meaning eloquent rather than other-worldly. In particular, I want to refer to a [literary] sketch as "_ language". This sketch is A Gotham ...