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Does “it saves your helper” mean it saves my help's time or I would not need to hire a help?

The tutorial is saying rent it. it saves your back. it saves your helper. I guess helper means the guy I would hire to help me do the job, since cambridge gives this explanation. someone who ...
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what is the meaning of “shrouded in learned terms” and “a consistent thread of reason and method beneath them”?

whai is the meaning of "shrouded in learned terms" and "a consistent thread of reason and method beneath them"? Davis has a remarkable pen-picture of himself at that moment. He asks us to take stock ...
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Using coordinating and subordinating conjunctions in one sentence

My question is can we use coordinators and subordinating conjunctions in the same sentence? If we can, what is the right order of these two kinds of conjunctions in one sentence? My sentence is: ...
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what does flush mean in this sentence “flush with the paper”?

It sounds like the tutorial is saying the correct depth is you want your drywall screw to be flush with the paper cambridge gives these explanations about flush When you flush, you become ...
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Meaning of “sporting”

In the phrase "On devices sporting the needed sensor, heart activity can be sampled," the word "sporting" obviously means "equipped." But in which cases the word "sporting" could substitute "equipped"?...
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Does 1-1/4 mean a number or a range?

This tutorial pronounces 1-1/4 as one and a quarter Does mean a number (1.25) or a range (from 1 to 1.25)?
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what does mean if a number is placed after “then”

Would you mind helping me to figure out the meaning of the following sentence? Jason Warnock, then 29, is the man making the life-saving maneuver. "Readers Digest" I was wondering if ", then 29,"...
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What does “get small for” mean?

The set will get small for these #WildTalkers (https://twitter.com/thezooonlatv/status/783105706689912832) In the example above, what does "get small for" mean? Does it mean that the set will less ...
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What does “out of reality” mean?

She is very smart. She is just out of my reality. In the above example, what does "out of my reality" mean? Does it mean that she is too smart to be in a real word of this person? I tried searching ...
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what is the meaning of “any scholar of the age” and “the shoemaker's bench”?

what is the meaning of "any scholar of the age" and "the shoemaker's bench"? "any scholar of the age" does it mean any scholar in his age or an aged scholar? and is "the shoemaker's bench" an address? ...
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What does the phrase “buff your units” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the phrase "buff your units" in the following sentence (not available online): Planeswalkers are among the most powerful beings in this game and thanks to ...
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What does the phrase “peer down” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the phrase "peer down" in the following sentence: You peer down on a grassy field of play, and drag three of the same thing closer together. For more context,...
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Meaning of a sentence with word get [closed]

I have a question regarding the meaning of "get" here. If I say, "The man is drowning. Get him out of water." Does 'get' mean "save the the man from drowning"?
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What does “captured under” mean?

We are dedicated to comply with local laws such as Data Protection Laws captured under the XXX. In the example above, what does "captured under" mean? XXX refers to a name of a law. I tried ...
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meaning of the phrase “cutting wit”?

Here is the context: Rail means "to revile or scold in harsh, insolent, or abusive language," whereas raillery usually suggests cutting wit that pokes fun good-naturedly. I feel that cutting means ...
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clean water with any coloring could be viewed as cloudy, is my understanding right?

This video is showing some cloudy water. cambridge explains cloudy as "not transparent". According to which, I guess clean water with any coloring could be viewed as cloudy, adding something like ...
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What is the meaning of “wonder if perhaps” in this context?

This is the context: Once there is a limitation (from a self-referential paradox or in any other way), it is not hard to find other limitations by looking at reductions. One limitation can ...
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What does the phrase “source real products” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the expression "source real products, mock up your space, and bring it to life with AR" in the following sentence: Morpholio Board lets you source real ...
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What does the phrase “mock up” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the expression "source real products, mock up your space, and bring it to life with AR" in the following sentence: Morpholio Board lets you source real ...
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What does 'reality base' mean?

What does 'reality base' mean? Can it be replaced by just 'reality'? The more meaning we can construct from transactions with the environment, the broader our reality base. Article - 'Meaning ...
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Can you explain me that sentence? It does make zero sense to me

It is a question from my english exam and at that part of the exam we are supposed to find the closest sentence to the main sentence and when I am encountered with this question I did not understand ...
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I'll be too busy looking good

This the famous script from the movie Enter the Dragon. Han: We are all ready to win, just as we are born knowing only life. It is defeat that you must learn to prepare for. Williams: I Don't ...
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What is meant by “as between”?

This is a quote from Bertrand Russell: It is not only colours and sounds and so on that are absent from the scientific world of matter, but also space as we get it through sight or touch. It is ...
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How to use bears admitting?

I was reading an article and come across the following phrase "bears admitting" what does it mean. i have tried to googled it but no luck of finding an answer. I think it must be a new word or not a ...
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Difference between in size and the size and of the size

The shirts are the size XXL The shirts are of the size XXL The shirts are in size XXL. Is there any difference between three sentences? If there are differences I couldn’t understand what ...
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What does 'shame' mean? [closed]

I need help with this because I can't seem to understand it very well please help me understand this word
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The way to write an adress

Which sentence would be better while writing the adress of my house ? My house is two house beside the the green buiding. My house is the second house beside the green building
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What does “were sent” mean in this context?

You were sent a new article! I read this from an email, and does this mean "You received a new article"? Is the above sentence correct in terms of grammar?
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What does “crack down” mean?

The Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, immersed in financial scandal, will crack down before a general election in 2018, if not sooner (see box on next page). http://dictionary.cambridge.org/...
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What does “hold down a corner” mean?

I have come across it in this video. It is 13 minutes and 23 seconds. There are times when you get bunched up, and you might be with two or three people to hold down a corner.
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Does “be subject to” indicate a complaint and a suggestion?

This is a part of the paper "THE PERCEPTRON: A PROBABILISTIC MODEL FOR INFORMATION STORAGE AND ORGANIZATION IN THE BRAIN" The first of these questions is in the province of sensory physiology, and ...
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grammar/ meaning “To look at him, you'd never think he was 80!”

Is the title sentence the short form of (If you were) To look at him, you'd never think he was 80! Likewise, In other part of the country again, to give the example of Minnesota, you would ...
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What is the meaning difference

what is the meaning difference between I'd better go and I'd better be going Does the first one means I must go now and the other I should begin to think to leave
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Is there a difference between “slanted eyes” and “almond eyes”?

I see many people saying that there is no difference and that almond eyes it is a non-offensive alternative to slanted eyes, but I also see many saying that the two are totally different from each ...
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Walking to someone

Id like to know if these various sentences about walking to someone mean the same thing I’m walking up to her. I’m walking towards her. Im walking to her. I’d appreciate knowing other ways to say ...
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Could “natural environment” mean the same as “nature”?

In this text, for example, natural environment is the same as nature, right? We all agree that ensuring water quality is a hugely important objective, above all, given the adverse effects of ...
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The meaning of “up to”

I hope you are not up to any tricks. What is he up to? What are the meanings of "up to" in the above two sentences?
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Zen of Python meaning of “unless you're Dutch”

There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it. Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch. (Zen of Python) why in this poetry it says: unless ...
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Consider progress against

Do the following sentences grammatically correctly express satisfaction with the candidates performance: We considered your progress against the Ph.D. degree timeline, work habits, publication and ...
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Can you give me the meaning of these two sentences

*He's been the death of many, a poor man "Who's gonna kiss your rosy red cheek It's gonna be that steel drivin' man" what does these two mean? Both come from a gun club song "John Hardy" from the ...
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Is “eventually” possible to use in that case

Could you let me know if the lp has been sent, I sent many emails then eventually I made a paypal claim . None of my emails have been replyed. This sentence means that I stopped sending messages ...
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“stretch something to its limit” meaning

I have encountered this sentence: Science can explain how gravity works between two objects, but why should it be based on the exact equations we find rather than others? In fact, why should ...
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“Upon” versus “on the basis”

What are the differences between a/ and b/ below? a/ The agreement will be terminated upon written notice? b/ The agreement will be terminated on the basis of written notice ? My ...
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First vs at first

I usually ask people this first, but I haven't done so with you. What's your favorite music? I usually ask people this at first, but I haven't done so with you. What's your favorite music? Are both ...
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What does the word “grafting” mean here?

Please help me figure the meaning of the word "grafting" in the following sentence from a description of the game "Love Island The Game": You'll choose outrageous outfits, play cheeky challenges, and ...
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agreat vs. a great vs. greater

Here is a quotation from the movie Great Expectations Part 2 (1999; Director: Julian Jarrold) If the danger would be 50 times agreat I should still have come to you. The meaning is clearly "...
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What does “establishment” mean in the following sentence?

It imposed huge fines on foreign banks for money-laundering and sanctions-busting; in 2014 a $9bn penalty against BNP Paribas shook the French establishment. Mr Trump has taken the weaponisation of ...
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in the perception of the time

Dear every body! Can anyone help me about the following passage? The words in bold are intended: Given the speed and extent of Russia's recent imperialistic expansion, in the perception of the time, ...
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What does “facilitated a crescendo” mean?

I was watching the British series Sex Education and, in the second episode of season two, the main character uses the phrase "facilitated a crescendo". While I understand the definition of both words, ...