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The meaning of “stuff” in this paragraph

I have problem in understanding the meaning of word "stuff", the first one and the second one: Jean says that she’s “getting tougher” and learning to detach herself from each teacher’s individual ...
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What's the meaning of “throw a pallet at her”?

Please tell me the meaning of "throw a pallet at her" in this context: Teachers might be using the Unit Organizer and the course map and starting to see kids that normally don’t respond, responding....
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What is the meaning of “lay it on” in this sentence?

I read a sentence in "The Tempest" which was: Lead, monster; we’ll follow. I would I could see this taborer. He lays it on. And it is translated to: Lead on, monster. We’ll follow. I wish I ...
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What does “I wanna be who I couldn't say I'd ever been” mean?

I was asked to translate a song. I tried to understand the lyrics but I couldn't seem to get it right. The lines are: (Say Amen, Panic at the Disco) And every morning when I wake up I wanna be ...
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What's the accurate adjective used for someone who is wise, open-minded, respectful and civil?

In my native language (Persian/Farsi), there is a certain widly used adjective commonly referred to people who are somehow wise, respectful and civil. Lets say the adjective is X, then for instance: ...
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What's the provenance of the phrase “bob's your uncle”?

Today I saw in my English class that the phrase "Bob's your uncle" is used to say when the people reach an objective, for example: My house is in Mexico City, at Eje Central, you go to the Torre ...
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Get the thrill out of somebody?

Please explain the meaning of "get the thrill out of them" in this sentence: the main reason why people go for dangerous sports is that they get the thrill out of them
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Does 'much later' here mean just 'a lot later' or 'for a long time'?

Uncle Vernon waited until Piers was safely out of the house before starting on harry. He was so angry he could hardly speak. He managed to say, "Go-Cupboard-stay-no meals," before he collapsed into a ...
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What does “still on my watch” mean in this context? [closed]

I translate the dialogue from the game, I want to get its interpretation: I still on my watch even after hundred years. I don't understand sense of the phrase "still on my watch". What means it in ...
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Understand: is not under natural authority but is under the arbitrary authority of the self-appointed and self-validating

Today I encountered a sentence: A slave's education is not under natural authority but is under the arbitrary authority of the self-appointed and self-validating I boldened the doubtful words and ...
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Meaning of “amends a court” in a sentence

I'm need to translate this sentence: Critics at the assembly said that this was because of what they see at the lack of progress on Russia's part in the hearing to its commitments, such as ...
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“Starve a fever, sleep a concussion”. What does it mean?

I'm watching an American Dad episode (S9E17), and one of the characters (Francine) say this sentence: Well, come on. With a head trauma like this, you should get right into bed. It's like they ...