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What Does '"Straight From The Gut" Mean...

What does '"straight from the gut" mean?

Meaning?

Hi, what is the meaning of "No more so than Nelson's." in the following text: "The same people who killed Nelson, " Nick said. Lindsey nodded in agreement but said nothing. Bruce...

Tailor?

Thus, it is hoped nations around the world responsibly tailor financial aid to their artists in a manor that best benefits the needs of their people. (A sentence from an essay...

Snowball?

The amount of advertising in the world has indeed been snowballing as societies increasingly embrace a more capitalist style of economic organization. Does 'snowball' collocate...

Tiny, Clean Apartment?

Hi Could you please tell me if both versions are OK? He lived alone in his tiny clean apartment. He lived alone in his tiny, clean apartment. Thanks, Tom ...

Eighteen Words With Three Sentences But...

The passage below is from Fathoms: The World in the Whale Hardcover by Rebecca Giggs. A group of us slept lightly in the dunes, arrayed like question-marks and commas on the...

The Meaning Of SWALE And SWOOPED INTO...

The passage below is from Fathoms: The World in the Whale Hardcover by Rebecca Giggs. A group of us slept lightly in the dunes, arrayed like question-marks and commas on the...

One Sentence Having Too Many Questions...

The passage below is from Fathoms: The World in the Whale Hardcover by Rebecca Giggs. The sounds of surfers arriving in the dark woke me. I brushed a pearly skin of sand...

Meaning Of 'Suspend': How Temporary Is...

When I saw that Donald Trump's Twitter account was 'suspended', I assumed that was a temporary thing. According to Collins dictionary to suspend means 'to render inoperative...

The Meaning Of SWALE And SWOOPED INTO...

The passage below is from Fathoms: The World in the Whale Hardcover by Rebecca Giggs. A group of us slept lightly in the dunes, arrayed like question-marks and commas on...

Meaning?

Hi, what is the meaning of contacted Nelson with goods in the following text: "A huge step in the right direction," Nick said with a satisfied smile. "This is our guy, the snitch...

Holiday Vs Vacation Vs Leave Vs Day Off...

hellow everybody , I just need to know the difference between words ( holiday , vacation , leave , day off ) in meaning and using . please help me to differentiate between those...

Well, You Got Me Hanging...?

Hi my EnglishForward friends, Can you please help me with this sentence: "Well, you got me hanging.". I heard this phrase in a movie, where FBI agent was questioning the suspect...

Meaning?

Hi, what is the meaning of " you can bet it's being used " in the following text: " Is the nursing home in the business of selling pills?" "Not really. The drugs and their prices...

For Borrowing?

Hi Is this sentence totally natural? (Context: Library) The reference books are not for borrowing. Thanks, Tom ...

Heavy Accent?

Hello. I've just read in my textbook that someone can't be English because he speaks English with a heavy accent. Isn't it true, though, that someone could be English, but come...

Behavior And Attitude?

Hi Could you please tell me how you find these sentences? (Casual spoken English) Her behavior towards her staff was soft and polite. Her attitude towards her staff was...

Name The Part Of Speech Of Each Italicized...

1:'Still' waters run deep. 2:He 'still' lives in that house. 3:'After' the storm comes the calm. 4:The 'after' effects of the drugs are bad. 5:The 'up' train is late. 6:It weight...

Meaning?

Hi, what is the meaning of butcher the game in the following text: He watched them butcher the game while laughing and talking nonstop ..... Thanks ...

Tweed?

Dear teachers. Can I ask you some questions? 1. What does 'it's normally .... evening' mean? 2. What does 'tweed stomach' mean? 3. What does 'have a spot' mean? 4. What does...

Opposite Of Straight (For A Wall)?

Hi Could you please tell me the opposite of straight in this context? Anyone could see that the wall built was not straight. It was simply _________________. Thanks, Tom...

"A Customs Officer" And "A Custom Officer...

I see what a customs officer means, being not sure if a custom officer means an officer who observe a custom .

Some Help You Are!?

Could one say "Some help you are!" meaning "You are not helping"?

Meaning?

Hi, what is the meaning of " to dabble in fiction" in the following text: ."....and I was even suspected at times of handling stolen rare books. Don't ask if I did that because...

He Fell On His Face And His Chin Split...

Hi Would you say that the red parts are natural English? He fell on his face and his chin split open. He fell on his face, splitting open his chin. He fell on his face and...
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