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What's the English saying for "That the ancestors are successful is inferior to that the descendants are successful"?

8 votes
1 answer
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How to understand "Beat the jolt, check the volt"?

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2 answers
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What's the meaning of "cut down on the sawdust"?

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3 answers
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What's the meaning of "Boidmachine"?

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2 answers
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How to understand "barbershop" in the context of "The Knick"?

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1 answer
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"A myth come true." Is the base form of "come" legitimate?

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1 answer
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What's the meaning of "close call" in Collins Dictionary?

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3 answers
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How to express "Anonymous" when functioning as a proper noun?

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3 answers
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Why is “Dunerider” 4 syllables instead of 3 syllables?

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2 answers
957 views

Two questions about the 4th verse of "The Star-Spangled Banner"

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1 answer
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What's the meaning of "Fire up the 50" and "Give 'em a soup tour"?

2 votes
1 answer
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What's the meaning of "On a hot skillet with beans"?

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1 answer
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What's the meaning of "Old Hob"?

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1 answer
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"That's the exactly reason why ..." vs "That's the exact reason why ..."

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1 answer
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What's the grammar and meaning of the sentence "We're make it example on that one!"?

1 vote
1 answer
55 views

How to express "favorable presumption"?

1 vote
1 answer
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"I'm caught by the tail." (I = a tiger) Does the wordplay work? Is it ambiguous?

1 vote
1 answer
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How to express "a(n) option/solution/way when there's no option/solution/way"?

1 vote
1 answer
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Two questions on singular-vs-plural

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What's the syntax of "It's everything you've ever heard it is"? [closed]

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1 answer
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What's the meaning of "occidental" in "Boardwalk Empire"?

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1 answer
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Three questions on "In full glory reflected now shines in the stream"

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What's the meaning of "the one to beat"?

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choral chorale choir chorus What's the difference between the four words?

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"Solid Like Stone" vs "Solid Like A Stone", which one would you prefer?

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The meaning of "Never give a sucker an even break."

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1 answer
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What's the meaning of "get to the verge without getting into the war"?

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"The writing is on the wall for the wall itself." Does the word-play work?

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1 answer
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"The Haloed Sun"? Shouldn't it be "The Haloing Sun"?

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2 answers
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What's the meaning of "Into the stone sky"?