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Is there a term to describe an event which happens every 18 months?

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“Let's burn that bridge when we come to it” – is this sort of idiom mixing considered a pun, and if so, does it have a specific name?

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What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?

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Why is 'to' not used before 'home'?

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What does "This being...." mean here?

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What does the phrase 'make the girls tick' mean?

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When did "kid" start to mean "child"?

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What does this mean: "I'll be with you in a minute"?

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What does a "meteoric rise" imply?

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What does ‘shoe–leather journalism’ mean?

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What is the modern day equivalent of a "dandy?"

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What words can I use to indicate how hungry I am?

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Is "submittable" a valid word?

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Is there a pejorative alternative to "improvise"?

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How to wish someone "Happy New Year" in a professional, formal and friendly way

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Meaning of "more wood behind fewer arrows"?

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Why can something be "touch and go"?

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Phrase for asking the obvious

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"One of those is flags"

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What does David Cameron’s “You did Britain a service, and kicked that useless voting system off,” mean?

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Meaning and origin of "at bay"

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Is the term "would-be" just an Indian usage or universal?

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Word for a person who is "in charge"?

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Where does "on one's last legs" come from?

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If annual means one year, is there any word for two,three, four.. year

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What does "plenty of bite to them" mean in this context?

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What does "to be in pieces" means?

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What does “T-securities” mean?

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The curious etymology of "pie"

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What is the etymology of the word "snooker"