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What Does 'The Hard School Of Experience...

Idiomatic and syntactic English dictionary: 6 school (fig.) the conditions in which one's character and knowledge of the world develop, as the hard school of experience. Does...

Equal?

In contrast, the ratio of girls to boys in secondary education in developed nations nearly equalled one (98:100 in 1990 and 99:100 in 2000). Is equal used correctly? ...

Inexplicable?

Hi What's the dfifference between inexplicable and unjustifiable ? ...

Simulacrum?

In my opinion, online platforms are detrimental to society in that they offer a simulacrum of community where there is little or no authentic interaction. That can lead users...

Head-Snappingly?

Elsewhere, the changes are head-snappingly fast. What does 'head-snappingly' mean? Is it an informal word? ...

Spare Away Spirits?

Can anyone explains me the meaning of this sentence: "Spare away spirits" done on May Day in Britain means: A- BRING IN THE SPRING B- NOT TO DRINK ALCOHOL C- KEEP BAD THINGS...

She Dines With Friends In Expensive Restaurants...

Hello. She dines with friends in expensive restaurants almost every night. 1) Is the above sentence grammatically correct? 2) Especially, shouldn't we say her friends ?...

Faster Than 100 Mph?

Hi Is this sentence fully natural? Any suggestions please? He was driving faster than 100 mph . (=miles per hour) Thanks, Tom ...

Facility Vs Amenity?

Hi How do facility and amenity differ? Thanks in advance ...

Interpretation Of "Vie With N For N"?

"In hospitals, business plans vie with patients for doctors' attention." Could I take it that business people are trying to choose which plan to follow in order that patients...

What Does Pop Mean?

What does pop mean? ...

Gratis?

It is important that children in the low stata of society get their education gratis.

Let The Good/ Bad Times Roll?

Does that idiom mean: 1. ok, let them come, it's ok? Or 2. let them go away? ...

Occupant?

The two-occupant room which is available at a monthly rent of $350 measures 6 meters long and 4 meters wide. Does 'two-occupant room' mean a room for two people? ...

Can Courtyard Be Considered A Big Lobby...

During a test i came across a question where i needed to create analogy analogy of skyscrapper to building. Options included mars to planet, and courtyard to lobby. My question...

Sticking The Thumb In Someones Eye..?

Hi my EF friends, I just finished translation of the new CSI Las Vegas episode, for my parents and my friends. It was quite easy, except of one little thing....Guys from america...

Meaning?

Hi, what is the meaning of don't buy upgrades, ride up grades . Does it mean that the bycicle rider is more important than an upgraded bycicle? Thanks ...

"To Brook No Argument"?

I found this phrase in my Oxford dictionary. It was used in the sentence: "His voice brooks no argument" and means (according to the same dictionary) that judging by the person...

Appurtenance?

No doubt, staying on-campus saves students time and commuting costs. That benefit is more unequivocal concerning those who live far from schools or in faraway places because...

Could I Use "Premonition" In A Good Sense...

I can see 'my boredom being turned upside-down' as a beneficial influence. Could I use "premonition" in a good sense? Cobuild: If you have a premonition, you have a feeling...

Hyphen?

In conclusion, I would reaffirm that consumers can be vulnerable to buying hardly-be-used products as a result of advertising and that measures germane to reducing the number...

Enter?

"The program [Signal] is popular with journalists, human rights activists, and whistleblowers— Snowden says he uses the program every day 45 — but it hasn’t reached a mass market...

In The Silence He Heard The Cry Of A Child...

Hello. Please have a look at the sentence below: In the silence he heard the cry of a child and the lonely yawn of a dog. 1) Is it grammatically correct? 2) Especially, are the...

Paraphernalia?

Do you have 'study paraphernalia"?

Trip, Travel , Journey , Etc Differences...

Hello, I want to know the differences between the following words.Actually I can't recognise which of them is more appropriate for the certain gap. trip - journey - tour - voyage...
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