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Cut Through?

"At various times, the Communist Party of China has instructed cadre to address each other as “Tongzhi.” A recent directive told members not to call each other “boss,” “buddy...

Vocabulary?

All this can make it justifiable to put education on the high agenda. Is the sentence above lexically correct? I often see the expression 'high on the agenda', so I have a little...

On ... Ways?

Hi What does it mean that: they sought to counteract the imposition of commodity production on their customary ways . ?Thanks in advance ...

More Or Less?

Hi What does more or less mean in: THE HISTORY of development is seen in conventional analyses in terms of the evolution of theories and ideas, or as the succession of more...

Rekindle A Friendship That Had Gone

Hi Could you please tell me what he says at @ 2:40 =rekindling a friendship that had gone ______________________ Does he say ' gone by the way side '? Is it a natural expression...

Generic?

"The distinction between the comrade and the friend also points to an inhuman dimension of the comrade: Comradeship has nothing to do with the person or personality in its specificity;...

Food Goes Bad?

Hi, What is the difference among 'goes stale', 'go bad', and 'spoil'? e.g. "This cake has been spoiled for a few days." "This cake has been stale for a few days." "This cake...

Break Donw Doing Something?

Hi Are these sentences natural English? She broke down crying as the recalled the accident. [=started crying] She broke down sobbing as she narrated the incident to the...

Take The Offensive?

Hi I think he took the offensive. Does this sentence mean that he was offended? Thanks, Tom ...

Meaning Of “Mooned In A Window”?

meaning of “mooned in a window” The verses below is a poem titled For Sale By Robert Lowell Ready, afraid of living alone till eighty, Mother mooned in a window , as if she...

Bnidding?

Hi What does projects subjected to international bidding mean? Thanks in advance ...

Countryside?

Hi What's the difference between countryside and slum? Thanks in advance ...

Prepositions With Approach?

Hi The screening system permitted a population approach for quantification of changes in seed population thermal behaviour in relation to dormancy loss. What does approach...

Preferably During The Weekend. Is There...

preferably during the weekend. How you could tell it in differrent words?

Verb Form Of Nuisance?

What is the verb form of nuisance? Can I say "nuisance call" when someone often receives calls from a stranger? And, what is the appropriate word to describe the person who receives...

Visibility?

Hi. What does visibility mean in: Let us see in detail what this means, how it is achieved, and what it entails in terms of the possibility of shifting visibilities . ?Thanks...

President Bush "We Got...In America"

Hi It was certainly difficult for me to understand what he said so fast. Could you please help me? at the very start. 0:07 "We got ___________________ in America. Too many ______________________...

Double Dutch Darky?

Hello, I would like to know what "Double Dutch Darky" means. It comes from this lyric by TNT: "double dutch darky take kisses back to they dipped you in a vat at the...

Informed?

"On 5 June, Red Army staff officers told their American counterparts again they were ‘almost certain’ that Hitler was dead and that his body had been identified. Four days later...

Exercise?

Hi. What does it mean that The concrete proposals that emerged from his exercise , which met some response from DRI, seem to indicate that there is hope for some of this to...

As ... Would Have Itآه?

Hi What does it mean that The development discourse has turned its representations of hunger into an act of consumption of images and feelings by the well nourished, an act of...

State/Government?

Hello What is the difference between state and government? Also. what the difference between state policy, government policy, and national policy? Thanks in advance ...

Adumbrate?

Hi. What does ' adumbrated mean in: This type of analysis is adumbrated by another critical intellectual with links to DRI, Alejandro Sanz de Santamaría,[..] ?Thanks in advance...

Lol Vs. Xd

1. Is there any difference between emoticons lol and xD for/to you native speakers? 2. I occasionally tend to use xD in chat or blog. I just worry if I make people displeased...

Vocabulary?

What does 'bean-counting bureaucracy' mean? 😃😃😃
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