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"Chops" is a term for technical skill. It's usually used when referring to a musician's ability with their instrument, but in this case the game is referring to your skill in hopping as your "hopping chops". It's telling you that a good strategy to avoid unexpected dangers is to get good at quickly hopping to the side.


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In the context, building - refers to to increase or strengthen by adding gradually to. Given your definition of hopping chops (not, to my ear, a phrase outside of the game), I would interpret the phrase to mean that the player should perform hopping chops one after another to increase their strength. This may consist of holding the key down to build up ...


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Absolutely not. Your construction is just about understandable, but you are mixing two different 'measures'. "Every other [event]" always means "Every second [event]" so you cannot mix it with a specific number, though most native speakers would assume that the specific number was what was intended.


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The greater buckets are allocated: As a sentence it's almost valid, "The greater the buckets allocated" would work, however the meaning is different. It would mean you're using bigger buckets not more buckets. Objects of variable size can be greater and lesser, to mean bigger and smaller, but you'll rarely hear it outside specific circumstances such as "...


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In context, it seems as though meaning 2a from the page you linked is most applicable. The sentence, however, is confusing, as it seems to state the opposite of the actual effect. Were I to read this sentence knowing only that the subject was a platforming game, I would certainly take it to mean that whatever feature was being described would increase the ...


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Usually, "Holding on" means being mentally in-control, or for dealing with difficult situation. But, as Marling is using it for photography, it might mean that, through the photos, people tend to capture the moment, and try to grasp (hold) it forever, as now it will be with them forever. Now they will always be able to hold onto the memory that they were ...


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As an antonym for "sooner or later" in this context, you can use "never" or "not ever." Alternatively, you can rephrase with "don't ever." • This is what I never intend on disclosing. • This is what I don't ever intend on disclosing. • This is what I don't intend on disclosing. Ever. • This is what I don't intend on disclosing. Never. • This is what I ...


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In the specific example where you make a reasonable request to someone with the power to help you, but, while the person does not actually refuse the request, neither do they act on the request in a timely manner. When you ask them why, they give only useless or evasive answers. In this case, we would call this a stonewall or stonewalling: stonewall (...


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Way back then - indicates something that happened in the past, but the time is usually specified in some previous instance. So it's like an additional form of wording to the previous already stated time. Way back when - refers to something that happened in the past, the time is not specified here by previous instances, and the word "when" symbolizes an ...


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In general the metaphors they use are not extremely well thought out, so it is pretty hard to decipher an exact meaning from them. That is mostly due to their conversation being live and unscripted but... As a native speaker, here is my interpretation: For more context, the section of the video the speakers are discussing how they think so much of a ...


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It sounds like while most of the game isn't time-sensitive, some mini-games require you to juggle (the first transitive definition at your link) or in this context switch or toggle between different panels/pages under a time limit.


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"Saving your reverence" was specifically an apology for using taboo language in front of a high-ranking priest, and the other similar forms were for using such language in front of some other person who might be supposed to be especially offended. I recall it being used in novels from the 1920s, and put in the mouth of a character with rather old-fashioned ...


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Without more context, and with a general understanding of how video games are set up here is my understanding: Get is being used here to mean achieve or accomplish. with your player would refer to the fact that "You" are in fact not actually participating in the football game, but rather "You" are controlling a "Player." Therefore "Player" is sort of a ...


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"Staying closer to home" is simply what you do when not going away for a holiday/vacation, but still taking the time off from school/work. It does not imply that the person is at home the whole time, or even in their neighborhood the whole time. It is an extremely relative term and can change meaning based on the context: A mom saying "stay close to home"...


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To "weigh [something] down" means to put a weight on top of it to push it down. In your game, if a spear is triggered by the weight being applied to a "pressure plate" on the floor, then having a weight on it continuously could prevent a spear being triggered when the player walks across it.


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Yes in this context that means "week after week, month after month, year after year". I might have written "week by week ..." with the same meaning. It is worth noting that this is a translation, the judge apparently spoke in German. The use of "for" may echo a usage that is normal or idiomatic in German, but unusual if translated literally into English.


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To poke your nose into something, means to interfere with something that doesn't concern you. If someone pokes their nose into something or sticks their nose into something, they try to interfere with it even though it does not concern them. -- Collins Dictionary To involve oneself in an intrusive or nosy manner into something that is not one's ...


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