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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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"I want a pony" is a slang phrase, usually used in reply to someone's request for something impossible. From the Urban Dictionary: "We want a copy protection solution that's 100% unbreakable." …
answered Jun 11 '12 by Lunivore
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It's just a mechanism for expressing uncertainty or unimportance of the exact number. For instance, if someone says We need to improve on-site safety. There have been five incidences in this month …
answered Jun 26 '12 by Lunivore
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"It isn't every day a man wakes up to discover he's a screaming bender with no more right to live on God's clean Earth than a weasel." - Dr. Leech, "Blackadder II" What's the origin of that …
asked Jan 15 '13 by Lunivore