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What is the meaning of “To get things done”?

I listen to this video and I listen the woman that's saying in 0:53 "because she is a progressive who get things done"
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What does it mean? “Feminism's fine, but there's a lot to be said for having your bills paid”

I found this via Glenn Sacks. (June 17, 2008 Family secrets: I wish I had married for money, not love.) It's a true story of a series of articles from The Times called "Family Secrets," which are ...
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What is the meaning of little to bad? [duplicate]

I have come across many sentences involving phrases like "litte to bad", "little too comfortable", "I am little too busy". What exactly does it mean ?
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“Tell to someone” or “tell someone”?

Sometimes, I have noticed that people, who are around me say sentences like: You tell to John. instead of something like You tell John. Please tell, is there any meaning difference in these ...
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Does “has been nothing short of amazing” mean it is a short time interval?

From this book "Deep Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks for Medical Image Computing" While the use of deep learning by the medical image processing community trailed that of the computer ...
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What does the “see” mean in expression like “The deal will see…”?

This are some specific examples: The deal will see first-quarter exports cut by 270,000 tonnes. South Korean farmers are worried that the deal will see US produce pour into the country, ...
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Meaning of “uncle by marriage”

What is the meaning of "his uncle by marriage in the following sentence: Tom was adopted by Sam, his uncle by marriage.
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“Being surrounded” or have been surrounded?

Here are some sentences with "Being surrounded": I love trees. Like many of us, being surrounded by trees makes me happy. The source #1 Rachel Boston Quotes "Being surrounded by love ...
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Meaning of “Killing someone dead”

I've heard this sentence recently in season 1 episode 1 of the TV show "13 Reasons Why" at about 18:05: If you don't improve your language, I will kill you dead. What does “Killing someone dead” ...
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(of which) Seventy (of which) are from the northern region

I have a question about the meaning of two different sentences: The battalion consists of two hundred soldiers, seventy of which are from the northern region, stationed along the coast. ...
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In The Way In Which

This fragment: laws in the way they affect people could be written as: laws in the way in which they affect people For this second fragment, is the meaning of the first "in" the same ...