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This tag is for questions about expressions. Expressions are words or phrases used to convey an idea, or else a particular term used conventionally to express something. Consider phrase-requests and expression-requests if you are looking for an expression, phrase-meaning if you are unsure about the usage of a given phrase.

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Not a native speaker here, but I used to say "I'm heading out to/for school" According to thefreedictionary: Definition(head out for something): to set out for something or some place; to begin a …
answered Dec 16 '15 by Jony Agarwal
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We need to put our heads together to find ways to decrease the deficits. This is probably the most colloquial way to say something like that. According to TheFreeDictionary: Definition: if a grou …
answered Oct 12 '15 by Jony Agarwal
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It's used to be pretty frequent in movies where I think the person after accomplishing a big task would want to convey to the viewers that "I am awesome and a hot-shot". It starts with bringing your f …
asked Dec 18 '15 by Jony Agarwal
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One word I can think of is "bear". Any other words for it? I hate the idea of repeating the same word again and again. I want to use it for trivial things which make your life inconvenient but not hel …
asked Aug 26 '15 by Jony Agarwal
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Character C was unfortunate to get infected with West Nile virus and now has wide rashes all over her body and has turned into an ugly looking woman(she was really hot before) and now faces the judgem …
asked Sep 22 '15 by Jony Agarwal
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Normally after we get rid of a severe disease, we use the term 'recover'. I just recovered from Cancer or Tuberculosis. If it was just a trivial headache/cold, how would we say it? I just ___ f …
asked Oct 17 '15 by Jony Agarwal
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Assume a get together where a group of friends are having chit chat over tea. Suddenly they plan to pull someone's leg together. No matter what the person in the spotlight says, people are not support …
asked Sep 4 '15 by Jony Agarwal
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I came across this expression today and found that the term means to endure the hardship phase a man is going through without whining which is what is stereo typically expected from a guy. I went thro …
asked Nov 23 '15 by Jony Agarwal
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Is there a word for a person who is solely interested in mindless social fun? A junior I know told me that EL&U is stressful because it's full of "serious"(lack of a better word here) people, of cours …
asked Oct 28 '15 by Jony Agarwal
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A friend of mine has a bad habit of undermining people who are not the best in their respective fields. If in a car-race, player A wins out of 26 players (A,B,C...Z). He would claim 'A' to be the be …
asked Sep 18 '15 by Jony Agarwal
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Let me give you an example of the situation where I would like to use this "word/phrase/idiom/expression". A friend of mine who had a laptop for 3 months now accidentally discovers that it is screen-t …
asked Aug 20 '15 by Jony Agarwal
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Imagine a person who has agreed to do you a favor but he won't do it unless you are physically present in front of him/her. You couldn't expect him to do your work if you tell them once and leave them …
asked Oct 14 '15 by Jony Agarwal
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from people around you who would constantly nag and make sniping remarks. It makes you feel like one negative thing nullifies all the positives in you. How would you describe this situation in phrases/expressions/idioms? Idioms needed for both the family situation as well as professional setting. …
asked Oct 29 '15 by Jony Agarwal
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In the Hindi language there is an equivalent phrase which is widely used when a common man who is trying to suggest an idea to a person in power or some higher authority respectfully without challengi …
asked Nov 18 '15 by Jony Agarwal
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Heard it quite a few times in television series episodes but find it hard to use it in real life. I have found this question 'Use of the expression "Stop it! You are too cute"' which I think is simila …
asked Nov 4 '15 by Jony Agarwal

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