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Yoichi Oishi
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Why all interrogative pronoun , 5W start with W? [duplicate]

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Is “Go down like a shot dog” a well-received turn of phrase?

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What does the phrase, a person (who) is “a pair of khaki pants inside a Manila envelope” mean?

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What is English counterpart to Japanese phrase, “往生際が悪い” – behave disgracefully toward the end of life?

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Why “the Aye is 51, the Nay is 48,” not “Ayes are 51, Nays are 48”?

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Can the word, “whammy” be used for good news?

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What does the phrase, “lack pretense of fairness” mean?

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What does “over-promoted bath toy” in Hugh Grant’s tweet exactly mean?

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Can “radgie gadgie” be used for an old man who is angry at grown-up's misdemeanor?

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Is “snitty” a popular American English term? What is its origin?

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Is "do one’s diligence and err on the side of caution" an idiom?

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Etymology of “take to the cleaners.”

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What does “Commander-in-Soy” versus “alpha” mean?

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The usage of article: "stone, a stone, the stone, stones speak(s) in silence"?

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Usage of the phrase “I clutched my pearls”, esp. for males?

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What does “I’m a lip speaker rather than lip reader” mean?

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What does “extend a finger” mean exactly? Is it a commonly spoken phrase?

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Why is “bat down” not listed in any of major English dictionaries as an idiom, set phrase, collocation, no matter whatever it is?

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What is the mental or emotional status of being in “mom mode”?

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What does “all senses cocked” mean?

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

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What does “It’s just another day in paradise.” mean in political and diplomatic context in association with U.S. and Russia summit talks?

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What is the origin of the term, “to 86 someone”? [duplicate]

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Difference of “injury” from “wound.”

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What does “surprise on the upside” mean?

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What does “Buckle up” mean when "Trump and allies go on war footing"?

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Can “much less” be used in affirmative manner?

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What do you call the phenomenon in English in which your twitter or blog is inundated with comments against your post?

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Brief words to describe people who are not able to shop because of old age and / or absence of shops nearby

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What does “cash out” mean in the context of “aides who have flamed out, lashed out or cashed out.”?

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