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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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When driving, if I turn left at a T junction it does not involve crossing a lane, whereas turning right does. This is in a country where we "drive on the left". The opposite applies if I were to "dri …
asked Dec 8 '16 by mungflesh
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to fall on deaf ears (to be ignored or pass unnoticed) Given that a buffalo is not stupid, per se, but only regarded as such in our environment as opposed to its own, I think the above expression i …
answered May 3 '17 by mungflesh
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The expression: You couldn't give it away Can be used to describe an item that is effectively useless, such that even attempts to give it away for free are refused. Example: "A Park Worth Million …
answered Jan 29 '16 by mungflesh
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One not yet offered: mind-bender - something that is complex or very difficult to understand
answered Jul 28 '17 by mungflesh
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In conversation, I would probably have used over-polite as the term. Looking up on google, I see the word mannered fits quite well: "formal in a way that is intended to impress other people"
answered Jan 24 '14 by mungflesh