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Since the person talking to you doesn’t know how much you paid your tailor, it’s negative and equivalent to saying that your clothes look cheap or fit badly. But note that tailors do men’s clothes, usually, not dresses. So it’s nonidiomatic to start with.


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It looks like idiom It might be meaning as "not giving enough consideration for any thing have gotten."


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Well, I looked it up on the internet and it says that a Novelty Act is something which the audience would find amusing at first but soon its novelty wears off. Hmmm...let's see. Weird Al has been releasing parodies since about 1983. His most recent album (Mandatory Fun), released in 2014 was ranked #1 in the US, #3 in Canada, and #9 in Australia. So, after ...


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Before the days of television or the movies, people would go to see live performances in their local theatre. Usually these were variety shows. The staple fare of these shows was singing, dancing, juggling, acrobatics and comedy. A troupe of players would travel around the country, performing the same act wherever they went. Often the show would include a ...


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I'm no expert on journalistic titles, but I would say that it does seem a bit too biographical and retrospective. At first I thought it was the name of a novel. Perhaps something more present or continuous would be better. I'm assuming you're writing a kind of portrait of this activist, in which case a title along the lines of "Jane Doe: Reforming x&...


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Calling a performer a "novelty act" implies that their primary appeal is their novelty, rather than their actual abilities or talents. As such, it frequently carries a dismissive meaning, as though such acts do not have "real" talent. Novelty acts are often contrasted to acts that have staying power: those with enough talent & ...


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The meaning really is to suggest that all head injuries should be ignored no matter how trivial they are... because the message is to remind medical personnel who are not head specialists to ignore all head injuries themselves while passing them directly to specialist head-injury people. Audience is everything.


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I did not think A was ambiguous, but I know the subject well enough to not notice. I do, however, think you have a point and option B eliminates any possibility that a novice might misconstrue the wording in the way you foresee. The case for case is really just opinion in most cases. If seems to be more clear in this case though, and simple phrasing "...


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Cutlery includes any hand implement used in preparing, serving, and especially eating food in Western culture. means Cutlery includes any hand implement used in (1) preparing, (2) serving, and especially (3) eating ... food, in Western culture. This is deducible because 'preparing' and 'serving' don't stand sensibly on their own (without a complement). ...


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Especially refers to eating. (Cutlery is used in preparing food and serving it as well). In Western culture modifies the whole sentence.


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NB: Cutlery includes any hand implement used in preparing, serving, and especially [includes] eating food in Western culture. especially qualifies "includes". There are no rules in English - there is only guidance. Adverbs are quite flexible in their positioning but usually follow the verb. In any other position, they tend to give emphasis.


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I wonder if this makes sense. Certainly, therefore, we would be justified in assuming the above (what has just been said), if it weren't for (except for) these two thoughts: A) we can't suppose (assume) that any Divine Act entails more work than duty requires; and B) the result (ie utmost multiplicity) looks as feasible when some of the conditions(1) are ...


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It is admittedly an example of tortured writing. But here's an attempt at simplification. However, I can't really help the author improve their conceptualizations! It's OK (warranted) to assume that the ideas that were mentioned above are true, except for two thoughts (reflections) we want to add: We can't assume that God has done more than the minimum ...


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