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What's meant by ". . . he went the pace extraordinary"? (go the pace ?)

It is a postpositive adjective or postnominal adjective, placed after the noun. Some more common examples are attorney general queen regnant matters financial court martial So 'pace extraordinary' ...
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What's meant by ". . . he went the pace extraordinary"? (go the pace ?)

to go the pace 1829– colloquial. to go the pace: to move at great speed in the course of a hunt, race, etc.; (hence) to proceed in a vigorous, energetic, or dissipated way. For some reason, it ...
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Politicians talk too much

As @James K explains, it is a play on Chicago’s nickname, The Windy City, based on its particular weather, and on the metaphor of wind for (excessive) talk. Some other examples of this metaphor, which ...
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Politicians talk too much

This is a joke. "Politicians" are people who have an elected office in a legislature or senate (for example). Their job involves lots of discussion. So they have to talk a lot. Some people ...
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Meaning of "little more o’er the merry-o"

... the devils dance floor refers to the raised wooden platform of a gallows. swinging should now be obvious. as for the Merry-O its similar to how Derry-o is just a reference to a derry (or orchard) ...
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What is the Kool-aid reference?

Speaking strictly to the phrase, Electric Kool Aid, I must confess, as a child of the 70's, I had my share of the, Spanata Concoction, laced with whatever, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, LSD, was ...
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What does "You need to keep your brain at the top of its game" mean?

on top of one's game is an idiom: variants or at the top of one's game : doing something at one's highest level at the top of its game in your example is close to the idiom and has similar meaning. ...
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How does it really feel when people say "thank you for your patience" to their clients in English?

In my opinion, "thank you for your patience" is perfectly appropriate when the wait comes to an end: a restaurant patron has been waiting for a table, so you thank them for their patience ...
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pinch out vs. peter out

The correct geological term of art is pinch out. Here's some text from some geology modeling software called Seequent: Improved pinch-out behaviour – Previously, if a drillhole did not contain valid ...
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