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Barmar
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What does "Grant Running" mean?

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What's a phrase for a compromise in which both sides are unhappy?

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"She pulled back her fingers a second before they were sliced off." Does she still have all of her fingers?

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Is "Fredo" an insult to Italian-Americans?

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Is it considered rude or inappropriate to frequently address others as "friend" - often in a disingenuous fashion?

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What is precisely the problem when a non-native English writer lacks 'natural flow'?

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"How do you solve a problem like Maria?"

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Is there a word for opposite numbers?

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Why do they say "may not" for things which people shouldn't do

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Username + password = one word

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What is the term for when someone buys something to wear once, and then returns it?

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Looking for a phrase or idiom to say that only guilty people act guilty

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What does “to put it charitably” mean?

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Is it correct to use “or” in place of “and/or”?

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What does ‘a grade-hog’ mean?

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What does "are nines" mean in this context?

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Does "overwhelming" equate to "majority"?

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Is there a better word for "Enabledness"?

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Why is it not "Sorry" instead of "Excuse me" after somebody sneezes or does something that is improper to people around?

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How to parse 'do more harm than good'?

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What is the opposite of 'owe'?

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Why do people sometimes omit the definite article where it seems sensible to include it?

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What does 'shyme' mean?

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A word or phrase to refer to restaurant sector?

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Algebraic interpretation of ambiguous verbal expressions

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What does the social idiom "not received" mean in 19th century America?

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Aftertaste, but positive

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Whatchamacallit is short for what?

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Is there a term for saying 'all countries outside the United States' without using the word 'foreign'? (used with international audience)

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Capitalization of "sister" and "brother"

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