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Use the idiom tag for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about set phrases with unusual meanings that can't be properly understood just from the separate words in them.

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Which is better? As in: She had no money and no job. No place to stay, either. Hope dies last, though. Something ... Or, if you wish to rephrase the whole thing, be my guest.
asked Feb 24 '16 by Ricky
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All those expressions mean largely the same thing, with a few very subtle differences (connotations): Please come over to my place tomorrow night. This means "When you're someplace else tonight, sta …
answered Oct 25 '15 by Ricky
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"Next to" means "almost" in this case. Imagine a scale of possible prices, from zero to infinity. What sits immediately next to nothing (zero) on that scale? "Almost nothing." "How next to?" is a j …
answered Dec 3 '15 by Ricky
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This may or may not be my opinion only, but for what it's worth, here goes: "Hang her head" is a dated expression that comes across as awfully bookish, and/or impossibly mawkish, today. You should th …
answered Dec 3 '15 by Ricky
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Think of "perfect" as a pseudo-noun. Or just imagine a city called Perfect. And another one called Nice (no pun intended). And yet another one named Like A Tree. "This design is far from perfect." "Y …
answered Dec 11 '15 by Ricky
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According to some historical rumors, Pliny the Elder wrote that Cicero once found a copy of Homer's Iliad, written in minuscule letters compressed in a nutshell. Now the Iliad isn't particularly conci …
answered Dec 17 '15 by Ricky