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When I'm being served coffee by a business, like at a cafe or on a plane by a flight attendant, the assumption is that they have some prepackaged amount available, so I just respond with the number of …
answered Oct 19 '15 by ColleenV
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Usually in AmE, the pilot of a vehicle is doing whatever the vehicle is doing. "The driver stopped the car at the red light." and "The driver stopped at the red light." both say the same thing. So i …
answered Mar 11 '16 by ColleenV
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Often companies that sell refurbished items will have a trade-in program where the seller may get cash for their used item, although usually they get store credit like at Amazon or GameStop. These pr …
answered Mar 17 '16 by ColleenV
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Depending on how precise you want to be, "Egg Yellow" or "Egg Yolk Yellow" works in English as well. For example, Egg Yolk Yellow (1235C) Rosco E-Colour+ #768 Egg Yolk Yellow (48" x 25') Rol …
answered Aug 23 '18 by ColleenV
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As has been mentioned in the comments, usually the name of the sale is a shortened form of the terms of the promotion, like "Buy one, get one" or "Buy one, get one half off". Sometimes "Buy one, get o …
answered Mar 11 '16 by ColleenV
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With no context, I don't know of a verb that distinguishes making a list of items with alphabetical labels from a list with numerical labels. The action is creating the list, so most verbs are disting …
answered Jun 8 '15 by ColleenV
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I think the class of jobs you've used to explain the term would fall under street hustling. Hustling often means prostitution or selling drugs, but can also be used for "off-the-books" jobs that migh …
answered Jul 23 '16 by ColleenV
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Some good synonyms are Trail Off and Ramble. – lurker Dec 27 '15 at 21:09 Sometimes trail off can refer to volume, where the speaker doesn't change the subject, but just starts mumbling. – J.R.♦ D …
answered Aug 7 '18 by ColleenV
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I'm not sure if "constant growth" captures your meaning. Growth, in the sense of career opportunities, is generally a positive thing. Exponential or rapid growth is very good, but constant, or steady, …
answered May 8 '15 by ColleenV
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I think that "artwork label" or just "label" is the most appropriate word. I found an example of that usage on a "Practical Art World" blog. I have also found "wall tag" as an alternative. I don't lik …
answered Jul 26 '17 by ColleenV
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One colloquial way to say that might be "singing the blues". For example: "Our cab driver sang the blues about having to work three jobs to support his family, but I think he was just looking for …
answered Nov 18 '16 by ColleenV
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On a resume, you should only need to label the things that are not work related. I assume that everything on your resume is related to your work unless you tell me otherwise, so I think "Projects" wou …
answered Feb 24 '16 by ColleenV
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The only phrase that I can come up with other than "social anxiety", which Peter has already mentioned, is "fear of humiliation". In her book Fear and Other Uninvited Guests, psychologist Harriet …
answered Feb 27 '16 by ColleenV
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The term I would use is courtyard, although there are some courtyards that are accessible from outside the building (only partially enclosed by the building walls) as well as those that are completely …
answered Jun 4 '16 by ColleenV
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I found this PDF from the University of North Carolina Wilmington titled Organization of a Traditional Academic Paper that I think is a very helpful description of each of the traditional sections of …
answered Jun 27 '17 by ColleenV

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