Tag: phrases

46 'Ask away' - what does 'away' mean? 2016-05-26T08:19:59.010

25 Is it proper to use "broke" in "Broke his feelings"? 2013-03-11T13:56:05.370

20 What is the meaning of "taking in each other's washing" 2018-05-24T17:02:34.140

19 What does "How come" mean? 2013-03-02T10:05:22.220

17 "I am hurting" in the meaning of "I am hurt"? Why? 2015-01-30T20:31:54.940

15 The meaning of "I’m very cheap"? 2018-12-12T00:37:14.667

15 What does the phrase "building hopping chop" mean here? 2019-06-25T08:10:30.473

13 Why is "many a man" singular while "many men" plural? 2015-09-05T15:47:17.340

12 Is there a negative counterpart of the phrase "thanks to"? 2014-04-09T16:09:26.737

11 Is there a saying like "something still bites me"? 2013-03-26T08:03:50.247

11 Why "Would you mind if I asked you something?" is correct? 2013-12-12T20:40:19.433

11 "[A] voice that bored a thousand ships into sinking themselves" 2018-12-06T11:58:15.853

10 Is it correct to say 'It takes 2 hours, 4 hours top'? 2013-03-30T17:44:38.433

10 How to understand "bomb the expletive out of something"? Is that an idiomatic expression? 2015-11-26T06:03:21.030

10 Can traffic lights "turn red" for ten minutes? 2017-06-30T09:04:48.480

10 Using "A cold yesterday" as noun phrase 2017-09-05T17:05:56.710

10 Meaning of "Cling to Life" 2017-10-16T13:53:30.587

10 What does "As in" mean here? 2018-05-08T01:05:31.117

10 "You are your self first supporter", a more proper way to say it 2019-04-05T17:25:08.503

10 What does “not one of them“ mean? 2020-04-12T19:43:58.233

9 "My sister and I" versus "I and my sister" 2013-08-22T13:49:44.490

9 What does the sign mean: this sidewalk to be closed on or about 2013-12-28T20:07:36.950

9 Is "Not even an inch" considered a correct phrase? 2019-01-30T11:46:04.503

9 "To split hairs" vs "To be pedantic" 2019-04-09T10:36:13.477

9 What does the phrase/idiom "no sacred cow remains untipped" mean? 2020-07-19T14:09:15.933

8 "Watch the step" without stairs 2013-02-21T13:48:57.990

8 What does "same same but different" mean? 2013-03-16T23:15:04.933

8 Analyzing "So am I" 2014-01-25T15:16:19.283

8 Is "in one go" British English or just English? 2014-05-17T20:41:39.723

8 The use of "let alone" 2015-07-31T11:56:46.800

8 How do I say car is tilting/leaning in one direction in parking spot? 2015-10-26T17:11:39.897

8 What do you call it when someone searches through your stuff? 2015-12-07T16:29:00.717

8 I don't want to get lung cancer like you do 2016-10-10T03:57:54.060

8 The syntax of metaphors in English 2016-10-27T14:24:39.757

8 "Holla at your girl" meaning 2017-05-21T23:53:37.070

8 What does "cue in to" mean? 2017-11-19T05:32:21.093

8 What does the phrase "pinch apart" mean here? 2019-09-08T19:43:14.610

8 Is «ado» used often? 2020-08-25T10:52:43.397

7 How would a native speaker understand buying 2 socks? 2013-01-23T21:42:42.217

7 Is it common to say "I have a complaint about my order."? 2013-03-20T01:01:22.107

7 "By oneself" versus "on one's own" 2013-06-14T10:51:54.567

7 If a sentence starts with an adverbial phrase, should I place a comma after it? 2013-10-04T15:26:50.323

7 What's the meaning of "out" in "build out"? 2014-02-24T08:15:19.560

7 He travels (the) fastest who travels alone 2014-12-14T08:52:35.547

7 What is the usage of "was become of..." 2016-08-27T06:19:06.190

7 Form a circle line? (Verb) 2019-01-11T18:06:55.027

7 Does the phrase "more obvious" mean "just barely noticeable among many" in certain contexts? 2019-03-10T11:14:50.617

7 What does the phrase "pull off sick wheelies and flips" mean here? 2019-08-12T05:50:55.473

6 What is "cultural capital" and what role does it play in learning the language? 2013-01-24T14:58:27.463

6 "God only knows" vs. "Only God knows" 2013-03-01T14:01:48.840

6 I'd like to know appropriate sentences for talking about the weather 2013-03-21T02:06:25.777

6 "Would you mind if I [do something]?" versus "Would you mind me [doing something]?" 2013-03-27T13:02:46.367

6 Deprecation or replacing 2013-04-02T04:03:13.397

6 Meaning of "have never been the worse for that" 2013-04-25T11:52:53.973

6 "Are you stupid, or do you eat rocks?" 2013-07-05T12:21:52.343

6 in presence of vs in the presence of 2014-08-21T19:55:12.937

6 Perfect infinitive 2014-10-07T03:38:51.520

6 The answer "I don't think so" to the question "How is he?" 2014-12-21T08:19:27.000

6 "So am I" or "So do I"? 2015-03-13T14:12:36.597

6 What is meant by "got jumped"? 2015-07-24T08:33:31.493

6 Does "be late for the green light" look natural? 2015-12-25T08:39:58.037

6 What does it mean? "being into someone" 2016-07-26T17:01:52.987

6 Shorter phrase or word to say `the day before yesterday` 2016-08-31T11:41:55.897

6 How would you ask a person to remove one hand from a shirt? 2018-02-19T16:13:31.017

6 Is it correct to say "Mother is my life"? 2018-05-13T08:26:25.090

6 how to write an offer like this one? 2018-06-26T15:34:29.273

5 Is "First bite" genuine English, or wasei-eigo? 2013-02-04T09:30:41.150

5 "I was away last week" versus "I was out of town last week" 2013-05-13T05:43:12.860

5 What expression should I use in this case? 2013-11-18T20:15:27.547

5 What's the meaning of "in the 90s" 2014-01-12T04:25:50.577

5 Asking about how someone is feeling 2014-01-31T16:19:10.297

5 be located in New York vs locate in New York? 2014-12-29T07:34:46.513

5 Can "-ish" be used for any nouns? 2015-03-03T22:29:50.730

5 "In such a people" — meaning? 2015-07-05T05:40:30.380

5 What is "soon's"? 2015-08-13T13:56:42.453

5 "Giving the end" of sellotape 2016-01-09T12:32:55.423

5 What is the difference between "find out" and "discover"? 2016-04-07T15:51:03.680

5 question about using "specifically" 2016-04-10T08:44:51.330

5 Praising someone for noticing something 2016-12-25T16:03:06.877

5 accidentally opened the door enough 2017-05-04T05:25:50.830

5 What does "coming through in the clutch" mean? 2017-05-28T11:57:59.463

5 Why are the small barcode stickers placed on checked bags sometimes nicknamed "bingo tags" or " bingo stickers"? 2019-02-04T21:34:42.197

5 "In charge of" vs "Responsible for" 2019-08-07T12:07:20.527

5 Meaning of the phrase "Beating on your craft"! 2019-09-03T11:46:33.567

4 Is it "on chat" or "in chat" or "over chat" 2013-04-17T15:53:14.087

4 Does "heaven hand" sound natural? 2013-05-03T19:40:45.467

4 When should I use "for instance"? 2013-08-08T15:16:46.673

4 What does "play our way" mean? 2013-08-12T04:12:18.227

4 Can you say "economic agnostic"? 2013-08-29T13:21:20.230

4 as small as a world and as large as alone 2013-12-17T16:07:11.260

4 What's the meaning of "run in" 2014-02-04T14:49:25.923

4 What's the meaning of "you take it, you fly it, and you have something going for it"? 2014-03-08T07:27:06.647

4 What is the meaning of ring in spy ring? 2014-08-15T16:37:25.443

4 'That way' means something I didn't expect 2014-10-31T19:37:25.730

4 What's the meaning of "I can only imagine"? 2014-11-24T08:38:08.167

4 What does the term, "Too soon." mean? 2014-12-11T04:51:50.813

4 Phrases or words to describe the sound a scissors makes 2014-12-18T03:41:58.710

4 "Before last year" vs "the year before last" 2015-02-04T13:46:29.077

4 How to say if I want to add money to my account? 2015-02-14T14:10:05.970