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What does “on the clock” mean/imply here and why?

I have checked the dictionary, "on the clock" means : 1) Working or getting paid 2) Of a taxi (and by extension, its driver), currently engaged to carry a passenger and having an active meter. 3) ...
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What does “rabbited” mean/imply in this sentence?

I am totally lost in the sentence as when Agent Coulson was dying, he said this to Fury: I’m sorry, boss. The god rabbited," I assume the god refers to Loki? And how did rabbit have anything to do ...
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What does “move worlds” mean/imply mean in this sentence?

I have no idea what "move worlds" mean/imply in this sentence: I have moved worlds out of conviction, he thought. I only have seen phrases like "move across the world", but "move worlds"? Does ...
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What do “features” mean/refer to in this sentence?

I have checked the meaning of "feature" in dictionary, and I could not decide which one fits the context. And what bothers me most is the verb used in the sentence, as in "tearing the security ...
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What does the second 'intelligence' mean/imply in the sentence of "An intelligence organization that fears intelligence?”

My friend and I had another argument over the meaning/implication of the second 'intelligence' in the following sentence: “An intelligence organization that fears intelligence?” Tony said. “That’s ...
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What does “That guy’s brain is a bag full of cats.” imply or mean in the context?

In the humorous exchange in the Avengers I, Bruce said: “I don’t think we should be focusing on Loki,” Bruce said. “That guy’s brain is a bag full of cats. You can smell the crazy on him.” ...
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What does “I’d sit this one out, Cap,” imply or mean in the context?

My friend and I, neither native English speaker, had an argument about the meaning/implication over this sentence: "I’d sit this one out, Cap," Natasha said. My friend believed that it means : "...
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What does “on the lease” mean or imply in this context?

In the dictionary, lease means: A lease is a legal agreement by which the owner of a building, a piece of land, or something such as a car allows someone else to use it for a period of time in return ...
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What does ' you have heart' mean or imply in this sentence?

I am very confused by this sentence in the novel/movie of The Avengers I: "You have heart." My question is : 1) Why not "a heart" but "heart"? 2) If one has heart, which normally means kind/nice ...
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Correct use of 'to entail'

Let's say I found a very nice description of all the aspects you have to describe when you want to write cooking instructions for a meal. Now I want to share that what I found is a nice description of ...
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One of the most interesting projects I worked on in the past couple of years (tense choice)

I want to tell someone about one of the most interesting projects I was involved in during the past couple of years: One of the most interesting projects I worked on in the past couple of years [is ...
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What does the speaker mean/imply by saying “Huge hives all over your face is always a good look, right?”

I don't think it makes sense that "huge hives on one's face make one look good", therefore I do not follow what the speaker really mean or imply in this sentence. My guess is: 1 It's an irony or ...
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What does the “seven to four” imply or what does the speaker mean by saying “seven to four”?

I have trouble in understanding the meaning or the implication of "seven to four" in this sentence. I could not get any related explanation in the dictionary. My guess is: I would volunteer to work ...
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What does “a life impervious to skincare routine” imply by the speaker?

I have some difficulty in understanding the metaphor or implication of "a life impervious to skincare routine". I could sense that the speaker is speaking about the old woman in an approving tone, but ...
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What does “hats defied gravity” imply in this sentence?

I am so confused about the speaker saying that "hats that looked as if they defied gravity." What does she imply? Did she mean the the hats are weird? or light? Or if she was being sarcastic, but then ...
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What does the speaker imply in “piecrust collar” and “smell of horse”?

I could not understand the implication in this sentence, especially the "piecrust collars and smell of horse". I am totally lost! Could anyone help please? The context is : Will (a quadriplegic in ...
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discourage and forbid- difference in meaning

If a company discourages its employees from revealing details of their jobs to their family, can we infer that the company forbids its employees to do so in the strict sense of the word? I'd ...
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Are adjectives, prepositions and verbs implied after conjunction “and”?

I will go and see what I can do. Mobile services Switching Center(MSC) has to maintain real time data and traffic distribution on continuous basis. He studies to get success and make his ...
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Honorific implication of 'Have a word with'

I know that when teachers want to speak briefly with their students, they often say Can I have a word with you? And depending on the tone, students could be in for it. What I'd like to know ...
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“I have ridden a rollercoaster and now I'm dizzy” - correct or not?

I am not a native English speaker, and the sentence in the title came up yesterday when I was talking with my friend (who is a native English speaker) about English grammar. Consider the sentence ...
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What verb to use in order to show that the action was performed

The sentence is Yesterday he had to answer the questions. I think that it doesn't necessarily mean he did it though he could have done it. I wonder if I am right. How to make the sentence mean ...
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Is this a dangling sentence?

Below is a paragraph I've come across on BBC. Is the first sentence dangling? The paragraph is introduced earlier in the article as part of a section in which business leaders "share their plans or ...
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usage of “curriculum”

If curriculum already implies academic, is it redundant to say I have equipped myself with a diverse academic curriculum? Also, is curriculum plural (is "a curriculum" appropriate)?
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Confirming something and at the same time expressing your previous lack of knowledge

Someone informs me: I think it's going to rain. I check the weather Service and I find the forecast includes rain. I want to share this additional information with the person who informed me. I ...
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Can you explain the lyrics of “Hold on” by Jonas Brothers?

Source 'Cause an empty room can be so loud It's too many tears to drown them out They mean to say hold on because an empty room can be so loud.Right? What is them? When it falls apart, and ...
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What can be inferred about the application?

I read the following in a TOEIC book: Ben Hayes: Hi, all. Just checking up on everyone. Want to make sure we’re on track for July’s launch date. Manuela Ruiz: Hi, Ben. I’ve just spoken with ...
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Non-literal meaning of “See you on the outside”?

There is a song "On The Outside" by No Use For A Name and I wondered what the title means. Basically I'm interested in any non-literal meaning of phrase (see you) on the outside. Maybe any ...
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Implications in Boltzmann's wiki article

Found something odd while reading this. When Boltzmann was 15 his father died. The way it's phrased, it sort of implies that his father died because Boltzmann was 15. Unless I'm reading into it ...
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how to differentiate between “implication” and“ connotation”?

While I have studied some resources as to these terms, in fact, I cannot yet get what could be considered as their difference. Or, when could they be interchangeable, when not? Any comment would ...
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Does 'Was' necessitate a situation which no longer holds?

I am curious about whether the word 'was' implies a situation which is no longer the case. I was under the impression (and still am ;)) that it did not carry a hard logical implication of that nature, ...
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“*Our old man* is going shopping to buy something *for dinner*”?

This is rather an easy question, but left me stuck with it. Situation: I'm writing a composition about the reading we studied in our book (as a summary). It's about an illiterate senior citizen who ...
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How do you know the exact implication of 'may'?

How do you differentiate these two meanings of this sentence: You may slurp your soup loudly. 1. You should be careful when drinking soup, otherwise you might slurp and be impolite. 2. You are ...