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"Let's hear it for these ..." Why use "hear" rather than "listen", does that mean the audience do not need to pay much attention?

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What does "running" mean in "running a bit late"?

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Is "found himself in hot water with the local council" a metaphor? If yes, what does that mean?

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what does ground mean in "a lot of **ground**"?

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Should I use "it" or "them" or some other pronoun when I say "I need to sweep **them/it** into a dustpan and dump **them/it** to the garbage"

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what is the appropriate situation where I should use the simple present form of "look back"?

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Does "scale" mean "achieve", "plan" or some other meaning here?

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How to describe such a brick wall, tiny cracks in it and the other side of the wall cannot be seen throgh the cracks?

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"personally" indicates that someone did the job himself, while not necessarily did that on his own, is my understanding right?

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Does "the ground give way" mean there is no ground, only cliff?

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"British" sounds "brish", is this a glottal stop or just the presenter's accent?

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To talk about a hobby, should I say "I like swimming" or "I like go swimming"?

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Does the "on" in front of "landing" indicate a very short time when something happened, which refers to "broke my back" here?

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Does "with" here mean the friend and Grylls parachuted almost at the same?

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Is it more appropriate to use **feet** here, "the dog has lain at his master's **foot**"?

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"the dog has lain at his master's **foot**", why the present perfect tense is used?

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What reasonable context could there be for this sentence: *I have raised my kids well*?

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Is "o" in "hot" pronounced the same as "u" in "but" in American spoken english?

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It sounds like there is a "way" in "to **way** make sure that", what does that mean?

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which time range does "until about" refer to?

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What could "blah" in "just give blah it blah a quick roll" be?

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Is there a phrase sounds like "fulls rise" to describe a job well done?

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"Wait until them cooled down completely", is this sentence clear, grammatical, and idiomatic? In particular, do I use the correct form of "cool"?

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Should I use "simple past" or "past simple" when talking about tense grammar?

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Why is the simple past form "did" used here? In other words, is it still clear, grammatical and idiomatic if present simple tense is used?

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I've met a few of teachers who use **guess** a lot. why do they do that?

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Is this a way of emphasizing "or" to pronounce it as "o ra"?

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Does "paying public" refer to people/citizen who pays taxes?

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I guess *go over* and *work* are interchangeable here, is my understanding right?

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what does **out there** mean?