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It is the act of lending, or the interest rate which is usurious, not the money itself. usurious adjective Definition of usurious 1 : practicing usury 2 : involving usury : of the character of usury // usurious interest rates So no, "usurious money" does not seem a natural phrase to me. I suggest You borrow 70 million rials at a ...


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I wouldn't call it a "formal" phrase; however it is well-known, and widely used. It is used in newspapers, and not just downmarket tabloids - this article from credible business journal The Financial Times uses it in a headline. If you search the expression on Google Books you will also see that it is used, not just in creative writing, but in many "...


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A recipient, as your definition states, is normally a person or an organisation. You may be after the similar word receptacle. A container, device, etc., that receives or holds something (Dictionary.com) As in: Please take a receptacle to the water fountain. A "water recipient" to me would be a person who is given water. But it sounds quite formal, ...


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I feel you are slightly overthinking this. It doesn't really matter if someone says "nice to meet you" or "glad to meet you" (or "good..." or "great...".) the response "you too" would be fine. If I was overthinking this, "you too" doesn't actually make sense for "glad to meet you". But I don't really care about logic here, I'm just responding politely ...


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Generally, an event or some new information prompts something, for example in this Guardian article: This has prompted concerns that humans might be contaminated by the chemicals used in plastics or the pathogens that ride on the particles. A person or organisation would introduce something, for example this Lonely Planet article: Australian carrier ...


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Yes, recipient can be used for objects, for example, in chemistry. Khan Academy (about chemical bonds): In general, the loss of an electron by one atom and gain of an electron by another atom must happen at the same time: in order for a sodium atom to lose an electron, it needs to have a suitable recipient like a chlorine atom. Wikipedia (about ...


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In the structure X spend(s) Y Z, where Y is a duration; Z can be an action or a thing. If it's a thing, a preposition is needed. I spent 2 hours washing my clothes. I spent 2 hours at the laundromat. Actions can be considered things if expressed as a gerund or gerund phrase. A context where you'd want to "thing-ify" an action is if you're ...


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According to both the Oxford Learner's Dictionary and the Cambridge Dictionary, when you talk about spending time, if you use a present participle (-ing), you don't normally use the on preposition. Here are two examples from the Oxford Learner's Dictionary: the first uses a present participle, and the second one does not. spend something on something: How ...


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They are all pretty common idioms, some more so than others. I won't get into their meanings since you can look them up in dictionaries. You should know that many idioms can be regional. By that I mean some idioms are common in the UK but not in the US, and vice versa. Even in just the US, different regions may have different idioms. Even native speakers ...


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I have worked in such a role. Typically, and specifically, it's called front line support (or Tier 1 support, level 1 support, or first-line support). From "What it’s like on the front lines of support" at Zendesk: Here’s what a few agents on the front lines of our Tier 1 support had to say about their agent experience: … Three things support agents ...


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Well, in most cases, the person would be "Customer service representative".


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If you want to "sound natural," skip the word usurious altogether, and use interest instead: In my country, loans are paid back with interest. For example, you may borrow 70 million rials but you would pay back 71 million rials after a week; that is, you would pay back the entire principal plus one million rials in interest. From NOAD: principal (...


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