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This tag is for questions about the meaning of a longer passage of English. A SPECIFIC CONCERN must be emphasized.

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According to the answer sheet, the blank is to be filled by using the word harmful, which (to me) makes very little, if any, sense at all in this structure. Although I disagree with the statemen …
answered Jul 18 '17 by Flater
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I have a machine next to me, and it contains the exact answer to your question. However, it is broken and will never work again. Do you want me to ship the machine to you, so you can have it? An app …
answered Jul 17 '17 by Flater
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Don't despise training. Even you would be worthless without the shaping touch of drills and studies. I assume you mean despise (to hold in contempt). "Shaping" refers to the intention of train …
answered Jul 26 '17 by Flater
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I really have no idea what he means by people who defy the natural laws of how he universe works This is something you often see in cartoons or comics. There is one character, blissfully unaware …
answered May 15 '17 by Flater
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I replied that he should give that careful thought because it might create a narrative that we were investigating him personally, which we weren’t, and because it was very difficult to prove a nega …
answered Oct 6 '17 by Flater
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Using the link you provided, "lot" is not being used as 2a (a piece of land), but rather 1c: c. A number of associated people or things: placating an angry lot of tenants; kids who were a noisy …
answered Jul 26 '17 by Flater
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Observe the context and the underlying story: Bran is witnessing an execution. Ned is executing a man who has deserted the Night's Watch. The Night's Watch is a group that has sworn to safeguard h …
answered Sep 12 '17 by Flater
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Stack Exchange is based on the first created site, Stack Overflow By that, I mean that the software of Stack Exchange was originally based on that of the (already existing) Stack Overflow. As per th …
answered Sep 12 '17 by Flater
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I'm not aware of any word that conveys this meaning. There are some idioms that apply, although they somewhat hinge on what you specifically mean. There's no rose without a thorn. It's always da …
answered Aug 7 '17 by Flater
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There's a horse running a pal of mine owns a leg of A more verbose example to explain the meaning: There's a horse running (in the race). A pal of mine owns a leg of that horse. If you're a …
answered Dec 4 '17 by Flater
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While other answers have been correct in identifying Snoop Dogg's popularization of the term, I think some explanation on the actual joke may be of use to you as well. As you already spotted, "If it …
answered Apr 30 '15 by Flater
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"I have resent your message, I already spoke to him last week". I first thought, OK, he has forwarded the mail. That is indeed what he meant. This is based on the verb "to resend" (ODO link). H …
answered Mar 22 '18 by Flater