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It's a pun, the type that make readers and listeners groan. In the article, excess unsold cheese is classified as a "leftover", thus "cheesy leftovers" refers to "leftover cheese" and at the same time "smelly (= cheesy) leftovers". Further in the article, we read The LSE study went on to look at prices. Inbound, EU ...


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but the quota for cheese turns out to be the bit that EU exporters leave behind These are the cheesy leftovers. In culinary terms, any food that remains from a previous meal and is served up again, is referred to as "leftovers". The headline is a pun (and not a particularly good one).


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The "cheesy leftovers" probably refer to the picture over the article, whose caption is Talks nearly stalled on the question of exporting Stilton cheese That is an English cheese, and if it can't be exported, there may be a lot of it in excess (left over). The word "cheesy" is an adjective referring to cheese. It has a negative ...


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These are the pronunciations given in Lexico's UK dictionary. The "t"s are shown as optional. It is fair to say they aren't always pronounced in casual speech. exactly /ɪɡˈzak(t)li/ or /ɛɡˈzak(t)li/ (Lexico) correctly /kəˈrɛk(t)li/ (Lexico)


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I would disagree with most answers here. Some purists of the english language claim that the double negative -- as for example in I didn't do nothing is wrong and isn't proper english. And I would agree that its at least bad style when used in formal english. But it is valid in many dialects of english and conveys emphasis. I didn't do nothing wrong means I ...


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There is a problem with your example, it is wrong. we have seen nor heard nothing. "Nor" is used in negative phrases - especially after "neither" - to introduce the next item in a list of negatives. "We have seen nothing" is a negative - an alternative way of saying "we haven't seen anything". But before you use &...


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I would consider the grammar of that sentence to be simply wrong and bad. You have accurately identified the error. It probably arose during editing. The sentence could either say Alas, we have neither seen nor heard anything for a month from test-and-trace mastermind Dido Harding... or Alas, we have seen and heard nothing for a month from test-and-trace ...


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It's grammatically correct. It just would sound a little silly in most situations, as if you are writing a personal manifesto, and not an application. The use of the verb "state", since whatever you write is "stated" so it's unnecessary. Your name and status are probably already known so the simpler replacement would be to cut this whole ...


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“times a million” is an idiom based on exaggeration that means something is much more powerful, effective, etc. (or any other adjective; the precise adjective would be inferred from the object, e.g., a cattle prod). So it exaggerates and claims that it’s a million times better than a cattle prod. For clarity, “times”, here, means “multiplied by”. As an aside,...


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"I'm adamant that you need plenty of therapy until you learn to be like ..." Perhaps "a normal human being" or "a decent human being", "a decent member of society". (And perhaps either delete "like" or replace it with "more like".)


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I'd say "university of Kerala" is a rather confined concept, whereas "English grammar across the country." is much broader.


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When someone says, about something just said to them, a statement of the form pronoun+verb 'to be' (he is/you are/I am/they are/you were/it is, etc), followed by the same statement reversed as a positive question, they are expressing an emotion such as anger, disbelief, or scepticism, or maybe just surprise: Daughter: My boyfriend's a genius. Father: He is, ...


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All the terms you mention are in use in British and American English, but the way they are used is a little different. In British English, a "plait" is the braiding seen in your photographs. A single "plait" would be one at the back of the head, and "plaits" would normally be two, but could be any number. We do say "braids&...


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