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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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In the U.S., I think I'm safe in stating that, in the vast majority of cases, 'drop me a line' implies written communication, and never implies calling via telephone or any other means. Before the Int …
answered Sep 2 '14 by adj7388
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To describe your state of being when something incredible happens and you don't know what to do, what about: stunned flabbergasted gobsmacked flummoxed I upvoted @Ste who suggested dumbfounded, wh …
answered Oct 7 '13 by adj7388
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In the olden days (pre-Internet), one would say an event stole the headlines -- i.e., became immediately newsworthy. It has a decidedly old-school ring to it, but maybe it works for the Internet era, …
answered Oct 4 '13 by adj7388