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What do ‘Slide Away’ and ‘Slide In’ mean?

These are famous lines from a song called Slide Away by Oasis ‘Slide away and give it all you've got’ ‘Slide in baby together we’ll fly’ and I have no clue what they mean. I'm always confused when ...
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Is it OK to use “slowly” after “to edge”?

I came across a sentence Why does a car have to edge forward slowly when turning from a side street into a main street? The use of slowly made me look up the definition of edge as a verb in a ...
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“There's nothing that spoils the taste of good ordinary food half so much as the memory of bad magic food” — what does the “half” mean?

Here is a sentence from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: He had eaten his share of the dinner, but he hadn't really enjoyed it because he was thinking all the time about Turkish Delight—and ...
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'going on' meaning

In some dictionary, I have read this example: "The amount of homework and other things he had going on was stressful." My question is about 'going on', what is it? and what does it mean? Thank you ...
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“As frustrating as Mikey’s days were, his experience is pretty typical” — what does the “as … as” mean?

Here is a sentence from a news article: As frustrating as Mikey’s days were, his experience is pretty typical. Researchers define bullying as aggressive behavior that happens again and again. What ...
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Usage of 'quick' as adverb

I heard the following dialog in a British English movie: Words go round quick. All the little tongues go clack, clack, clack. What does this mean, and why was the word "quick" used instead of "...
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What's the meaning of “have far to go”

I can't understand the meaning of "have far to go" in the sentence: My heart rushes into my throat and although I know I don’t have far to go, I feel an overwhelming urge to look down on the city.
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How to analyse the grammar of this expression “have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot”?

I read this sentence on the Washington Post website, Party leaders and donors fear that nominating either man would have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot. I'm ...
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“in this regard” vs. “in this respect”

What is the usage of "in this regard", I didn't find good examples or definition to get its usage. When is it used? What is its difference with "in this respect" or any "in this X" that I don't know. ...
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The Times is a highly (respected or respectable) journal?

What is the correct usage? The Times is a highly (respected or respectable) journal. And if we changed the sentence to this, would you change your choice? The Times is a highly (respected or ...
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We are seven minutes in. No score yet

While watching a football game, "We are seven minutes in. No score yet." What does "seven minutes in" mean? And what does it mean by "in"?