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Is there any obligation to invariably use commonplace collocations in English?

Words are like cut diamonds, and a synonym may line up only with one of the facets. We wouldn't say "turn famous" because "turn" has a volitional aspect when a person is the ...
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What is the difference between "for the rest of your life" and "for the rest of your existence"?

The literal meaning of the words in that context is the same, so long as you consider death to cause the end of your existence. So in terms of the time span described, they are identical. In terms of ...
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