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Is "You’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din!" still considered a compliment in English?
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Why is "You’ve brought a knife to a gun fight" considered to be a mixed metaphor?
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What is the origin of the exclamation mark?
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Why place a hand on the Bible instead of the Judge's genitals when taking an oath?
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How toffee-nosed is "toffee-nosed"?
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Origin of "as near as dammit"
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When did "to lumber" mean to move clumsily or heavily?
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It Is Imperative That You Be Not Afraid?
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When was the "retrospectoscope" first used?
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Is Ann Patchett married to her dog?
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Why is this idiom negative, as opposed to positive?
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When did the phrase "eat sh*t" enter the English Language?
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Use of "crack" in this statement?
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Origin of "Made out of whole cloth"?