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Does "300-odd pages" mean "about 300 pages" or "somewhat more than 300 pages"?

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Is there a good equivalent for the Italian proverb "Non tutte le ciambelle riescono col buco"?

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1 answer
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Are there cases where a closing quotation mark has no matching opening one?

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"This is your rear-window heater." Is this a "your" with "typifying generic force" or is it something unique to marketing?

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1 answer
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Why is "second to last" not documented with the meaning of "third to last"?

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1 answer
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Is there a term for a construction like "...can and has developed," where the omission ("develop") results in an apparent lack of agreement?

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Do dictionaries disfavor "disfavor"?

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What is the status of the verb "booster"? (1) Should we say "Get boosted" or "Get boostered"? and (2) Its use in AmE meaning "to promote"

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What is the earliest example of "tops/at tops" for "at the most," and is it now more common outside of AmE?