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"Pregnant" as a taboo word

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Why is there "a Romeo" but not "a Juliet"?

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What do you call the space where you park a car? Parking spot, space, bay or what?

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Was cleavage first used for Jane Russell?

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What sparked the figurative usage of “short fuse” in the 1960s?

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Is "gone" meaning "pregnant" a Britishism?

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Does the telecommunication “last mile” derive from the jail “last mile”?

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Idiom request for wasting time or money

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What’s the British English for “shotgun wedding”?

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What is a term or idiom for "blah blah blah" talk?

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An idiomatic alternative to "familiar with the matter"

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History of the idiomatic usage of vanilla

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Is there an informal term for the "best company in an industry"?

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What is the correct term for 'misleading' investigations?

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Origin of “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”

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What does “sitter” refer to in babysitter?

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How did penthouse come to mean "luxury apartment "?

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What is the origin of "prepone" in Indian English?

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Meaning of to "will someone on"

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What popularized "a roll in the hay" in the 1940s?

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How did “fare-thee-well” come to mean “perfectly well”?

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Why is "bangs", meaning fringe, used in the plural?

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Origin of “on tilt”

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Boo as a term of endearment

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One or two-way mirror?

9 votes
3 answers
818 views

Miss Marple and the “angels” of theatres

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687 views

Origin of the figurative sense of "smear"

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What’s the original sense of the term “alveary”?

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Origin of “the grass is always greener”

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Is “in the pipeline” an AmE idiom?

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