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Yoichi Oishi
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6 votes
2 answers
21k views

What is the antonym to ‘minimalist’?

3 votes
3 answers
3k views

Is the phrase ‘think past something to something’ an idiom or just a plain verb + adverb combination?

30 votes
5 answers
17k views

What's the standard rule for the use of hyphens and diaereses in words like 'reelect', 'reexamine', and 'cooperate'?

3 votes
5 answers
2k views

Are there English equivalents to “Samurai uses (show off) a toothpick, even he hasn’t eaten anything (for a day)”?

3 votes
1 answer
769 views

Who are “Security moms”?

17 votes
7 answers
6k views

What do you call the habit of looking into smartphone while walking?

18 votes
7 answers
5k views

Where did the adage, “Love the sinner, hate the sin,” come from?

6 votes
5 answers
27k views

Is “I feel like a piece of meat” popular phrase? Isn’t it embarrassing for women to use this phrase?

8 votes
4 answers
21k views

Is “Better never than late” the saying as popular as “Better late than never”?

60 votes
5 answers
12k views

What does “Your hair is so white now, it can talk back to police” mean?

10 votes
4 answers
7k views

What is the English word to describe the habit of unthinkingly using many meaningless words such as “ah,” “well,” “I mean” in speaking?

4 votes
3 answers
11k views

Lean in and lean out

1 vote
3 answers
645 views

Is “curate the market” common usage of “curate”?

27 votes
7 answers
11k views

Is a lengthy combination of words with hyphens like “the worst not-technically-in-a-recession year in American history” a new fashion of writing?

3 votes
4 answers
7k views

What are the alternative word(s) to “optics” used in New York Times and Washington Post articles?

6 votes
6 answers
3k views

Are there figurative or idiomatic English expressions to mean hindering a person in achieving work / attempt?

9 votes
6 answers
3k views

What does “I’m like, c’mon guys. I’m the president of the United States.” imply?

5 votes
4 answers
28k views

Is the usage of “night and day” as “completely different” very common?

5 votes
5 answers
8k views

Why is it “Who do you help?,” not “Whom do you help?”?

12 votes
3 answers
1k views

What does “Empedocles’ sandal” mean in terms of English usage?

11 votes
2 answers
13k views

What does ‘shoe–leather journalism’ mean?

5 votes
2 answers
787 views

Is “workingest” used as often and casually as “hardest working” and “the most hard working (or industrious)”?

21 votes
9 answers
9k views

Are there English equivalents to a Japanese old saying, “Be the mouth of cock rather than remaining as the tail of ox”?

53 votes
8 answers
355k views

When your 10-year old boy says “It’s meta,” what does it mean? In what situation and of what sort of object they use this phrase?

2 votes
1 answer
10k views

What does “show some (a little) leg” mean?

3 votes
2 answers
4k views

Is “closed press (remark / ceremony / meeting)” a popular English word?

3 votes
3 answers
2k views

Is ‘misunderestimate’ a received (American) English word?

24 votes
10 answers
6k views

Are there English figurative expressions equivalent to Japanese idiom 馬耳東風 meaning a person who doesn’t listen to other’s advice?

3 votes
8 answers
19k views

What is the name of part of onion we peel? [closed]

0 votes
5 answers
342 views

What does “Church’s darkest existential problem in an era of existential problems” mean?

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