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What does "Although the Second Amendment people" mean?
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The Second Amendment refers to: The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms and was adopted on December 15, 1791, as ...

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"All the beach bodies were sold out"? Can a body be sold?
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It's just a joke (not meant to be taken literally). I wouldn't really say a beach body is a "hot person on the beach". It's more like a "hot body worthy of showing off at the beach"...

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What is the document called that parents have to sign so their underage children can take part in something?
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I know it as a "permission slip". A permission slip in the United States is a form that a school or other organization sends home with a student to a parent in which the parent provides ...

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What does it mean? "I can't people today"
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It's supposed to be funny. It implies I can't deal with people today. I personally didn't find it funny because this structure I can't [noun] seems cliche to me. It is supposed to invoke ...

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What does "Scary-lookin' fing, inee" mean?
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The "standard" spelling is Scary-looking thing, isn't he? I'm not entirely sure, but I believe this kind of spelling is called "eye dialect": Eye dialect is the use of nonstandard spelling for ...

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What is the basic unit of a chain called in English?
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It's called a link. From Wikipedia, A chain is a series of connected links which are typically made of metal. A chain may consist of two or more links.

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Why is it “Cat in the Hat”?
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Presumably, you are talking about this cat: If not, that's OK. Hat on a cat describes a hat being atop a cat, as you say. Cat in the hat can mean what you describe, the cat being inside the hat (e....

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How to say "this number is the most frequent" in one word?
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Two is the most frequent (spelled frequent) sounds fine to me. Alternatively, you could write something like The number two is the most frequent value in the given array. I think the "one word" ...

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Why do the British use the word "flipping" for emphasis?
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Words such as fudging, freaking, fricking, and flipping are euphemisms for fucking. Here's an entry on "flip" (my emphasis): flip (v.) 1590s "to fillip, to toss with the thumb," imitative, or ...

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When a girl mentions her girlfriend, does she mean it like lesbian girlfriend?
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It's true that girls often call their close female friend(s) girlfriend(s), at least in the US. And although I am inclined to believe that the friend is likely a platonic female friend, it is still ...

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The antonym of "diss"
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My first thought was to give someone props: give props to (one) To praise one and show them respect. Thank you, but I have to give props to Jeanne, who organized this entire event for us. (...

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What's the meaning "be from money"?
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To me, it sounds like a variation of to come from money (M-W): Definition of come from money : to have a rich family • His wife comes from money. The writer is saying that Matthew's ...

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What's the correct unit for homework?
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In your example, you could use pieces, as in I have thirty pieces of homework to grade every week. piece noun [ C ] (THING) a single object of a particular type: a piece of furniture/clothing/...

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What does "don't have a baby" imply or mean in this sentence?
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I am not familiar with this phrase, so I can't say it's common. It might be an improvisation by the author. Judging from the context, it seems like it means something like "don't get upset", as Lou's ...

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How do you describe an anomaly in the car body! deformation? Sunken?
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My first thought was “dent”: dent a small, hollow mark in the surface of something caused by pressure or being hit: She ran into my car and put a dent in it. (Cambridge Dictionary) Briefly, ...

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What is a non-vulgar synonym for this swear word meaning "an enormous amount"?
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Yes, I think buttload is an acceptable, informal substitute, at least in AmE. However, some might still find the usage of butt somewhat offensive since some people consider butt to be a mild curse ...

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What does "Nailed it" mean?
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I believe that you are referring to the idiomatic meanings. nailed it to complete a task successfully or get something right Example. A: Oh, you didn't burn the cake this time. B: Yep, ...

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"to fart" in child language
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In AmE, if you want another word to refer to a child farting, then you could use toot or poot. I could not quickly find a reputable dictionary entry for this particular usage of toot, but it is simply ...

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A confusion about meaning of "in 4" in this sentence
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I believe it should be punctuated with commas: We drove home, and made it to the suburbs of Philadelphia, which normally takes about 20 minutes, in 4. We timed it. "In 4" omits the word "minutes": ...

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Why usually is the word "halfway" used with "down" rather than "up"?
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Why usually is the word “halfway” used with “down” rather than “up”? I doubted that. I can't imagine that there is some kind of rule to use down rather than up. It's possible, but I didn't see one. I ...

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Help me understand the word "Doggo" in this image
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It's internet slang for dog: Doggo is an internet slang term for dog, which is often associated with the word pupper in various ironic meme communities online. (Know Your Meme) I guess you can ...

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What do we call glasses with thick lenses
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I would just call them "thick glasses", but I vaguely remember something with the word "bottle". I found "Coke-bottle glasses". Here is a link to an entry from Urban Dictionary, and here's an excerpt ...

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Help to understand the usage of "after" in "Nothing you need to get a chain saw after yet"
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To me, this seems like an unusual usage of phrasal verb get after: get after 2. To pursue something that is a problem or menace: If you don't get after those termites, your house will be ...

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Do native speakers use the phrase "set channels"?
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This usage of channel could roughly be a literal channel (and unclear), or figurative, as in a means of communication (M-W). The idea seems right, but it's not idiomatic. Perhaps, I've gone through ...

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What does "T.O." mean?
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Looks like T.O. could be tick off: Definition of tick off transitive verb 1: to make angry or indignant the cancellation really ticked me off (M-W) The language is flexible enough to allow ...

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What does it mean by "my days-of-the-week underwear only go to Thursday" in this context?
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Go from [something] to [something else] can describe or define a sequence from the first something to the other something. In other words, from and to are being used in an ordinary way to indicate a ...

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A word to describe someone who expects you to act one way but does not act in the same way
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You might be looking for hypocrite. hypocrite someone who says they have particular moral beliefs but behaves in way that shows these are not sincere: He's a hypocrite - he's always lecturing ...

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What is understood if I say "I'm an English teacher"?
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English teacher will widely be understood by native speakers to mean a teacher who teaches English. This is because English is a well-known umbrella term for the subjects taught in English class ...

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What is it called when people/society expect you to be something because of your gender/nationality?
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These kinds of standards and expectations, as you have called them, are stereotypes : something conforming to a fixed or general pattern; especially : a standardized mental picture that is ...

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What is the word for this type of shade mixed with spots of sunlight?
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What about dappled shade? dappled adjective Marked with spots or rounded patches. ‘Nam's yard sat soft-lit under a few swinging lanterns amid dappled shade from the trees.’ (ODO) The ...

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