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What is the origin of the idiom "Put on a clinic"?
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What's the word for the sound of snow sliding down a roof?
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CABBAGE: A humble vegetable; a colorful word
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What is an idiom for "a supervening act that renders a course of action unnecessary"?
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What's the etymology of "pother"?
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How did "sand" come to mean courage/pluck?
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What's the word/verb meaning "to bend something inwards"?
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What is the basis for calling HOME a preposition?
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What's the word for enticing someone and eloping with them?
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What is the opposite of Halo effect?
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What is an idiom for an ultracrepidarian?
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Can "be" verbs link clauses and/or a clause and a phrase?
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'The idea how/ the idea of how/ the idea that how' a recessive gene might become dominant
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Is this response appropriate?
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What is the appropriate (postpositive) adjective for this?
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What do the highlighted parts mean in this piece of writing?
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What is the figure of speech used in these lines?
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Is any inversion of the usual syntactic word order considered anastrophe/hyperbaton?
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A question about sentence typology
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What did James Baldwin mean by "as clean as a bone"?
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Placement of the auxiliary verb within a sentence
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What is an idiom for this whimsical turn of events?
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How do I analyze this sentence from John Dyson's "Don't Look Down"?
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Why can't I use STILT as verb in this sense?
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Is this an example of a mixed metaphor?
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Why aren't there entries for paleolithic and mesolithic?
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On the meanings of INTONE
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Approaches to grammar
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A question about verbs
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Is this a grammatically sound sentence?