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Yoichi Oishi
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31k views

Why does “Whip smart” come to mean “Very smart”?

17 votes
7 answers
6k views

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

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3 answers
5k views

What does “iron-ass” mean?

2 votes
2 answers
575 views

What does “be textured and fraught” mean?

6 votes
5 answers
475 views

What difference can be expected by saying “Trump the Campaign ” instead of saying “the Trump Campaign"?

24 votes
11 answers
12k views

Is there English proverb equivalent to Japanese and Korean one, “The ground becomes solid after a heavy rain”?

10 votes
3 answers
7k views

What does “Give a chicken in every pot” mean?

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3 answers
4k views

What does Hillary Clinton’s “a little note of levity at 7:15” at night mean?

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1 answer
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What does “turn as I would” mean in “The circular rift vanished; nor could I get a glimpse of it afterwards, turn as I would” mean?

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2 answers
11k views

What does “triple down” in “Trump triples down on George W. Bush’s responsibility for 9/11”mean?

2 votes
2 answers
155 views

What does “Lamar Odom did not appear to be an ingénue along for the ride.” mean?

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2k views

What does “I never took a position on Keystone until I took a position on Keystone” mean?

5 votes
2 answers
449 views

Can the word, “OK’er,” be used in other area than copy editing?

2 votes
1 answer
611 views

Is “pre-spin” a common word?

24 votes
10 answers
8k views

What does ‘If she’s a feminist, then I’m a T. Rex’ mean? [duplicate]

3 votes
2 answers
623 views

Is ‘scooplet’ a popular word?

8 votes
4 answers
7k views

What does “medical scare” mean?

4 votes
1 answer
203 views

What does “Muslim clockmakers” mean in “He (Trump) vowed to take back the country from Muslim clockmakers?

14 votes
9 answers
3k views

Are there figurative English proverbs (or idioms) to mean an expert (or likely winner) makes a great mistake?

2 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why “off the table” is not included in major English dictionaries while “on the table” is shown as an idiom in all of them?

3 votes
3 answers
8k views

What does “Deal with it [as Trump would say]” mean?

1 vote
1 answer
203 views

What does the word, “blond” in “Donald Trump gets more chesty. And more blond” meean?

11 votes
8 answers
16k views

What does “Call things by their name” mean?

10 votes
5 answers
902 views

What rhetorical gain is expected by saying “Do they really not understand why?” instead of “Don’t they really understand why?”

1 vote
4 answers
2k views

What does “for comfort” in “too fast (close / hot/ warm / crammed) for comfort” mean?

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2 answers
3k views

What does “Failure to fail” mean?

4 votes
3 answers
766 views

Are there English equivalents to Japanese and Chinese proverb meaning “sell dog meat by displaying the head of lamb?

20 votes
5 answers
5k views

What does “It’s always a pig in a poke. So why not a pig who pokes?”mean?

0 votes
2 answers
4k views

What does “work a rope line” mean?

3 votes
2 answers
987 views

What does “fall for a bluff” mean? [closed]

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