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Meaning?

Hi, what is a typed signature? The relevant text is as follows: Printed from a copy which bears this typed signature. Please note that the typed signature in the text is just...

Push The Door To?

Hi Is this a natural sentence--I mean, the use of ' push to '? What does it really mean? I read it in a local magazine. Can you push the door to please? Thanks, Tom ...

Tub Of Food?

Hi Would you say that the phrase tub of food sounds natural to you? She sent me a delicious tub of food l ast night. By tub, I mean this: (the picture of the right ) https...

Compliment Or Sarcasm?

Hi Could you please tell me if this is a compliment or a sarcasm? -Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs. Thanks, Tom ...

What Does The Term "Rainbows Were Shooting...

I hear in some movies the term "rainbows were shooting out of your ass". It seems to mean "everything is fine" or something like that. But I'm not sure about that. Could you...

Lock Up/Lock Down?

what is the difference between these two phrase? I heard of: Lock up your iPad with parental controls. but can we say Lock down your iPad with parental controls? It would be...

Expel From?

"Erasmus’ solution to the Turkish problem, which would have seemed harmless enough in the thirteenth century, took on far greater significance when set against sixteenth‑century...

Who And Whom?

Which is the correct usage. 'Who is fooling who?' or 'Who is fooling whom?'

Animal Metaphors!!!?

Hi, I'm looking for animal metaphors that would present human personality ex. John is lion- hearted. She is a sly fox. If any one knows some metaphors that would refer to...

Rendition Of Course?

I don't understand the meaning of "rendition of course" here. I don't understand nothing here. Would you please help me understand it? "Such a rendition of course emphasizes...

Not My Place?

Hi Would you say that not my place is a common expression in everyday English? It's not my place to tell him that his wife is having an affair with my friend. I don't think...

Small Piece, Small Article, Etc?

Hi Would you say that small sounds natural here? I read/wrote a very small article in the local magazine a couple of weeks ago. I am sending you a small piece (article...

Unbeliever Vs Disbeliever?

Hi Could you please tell me if both sound natural to your native ears? This friend of mine is a big disbeliever . (=does not any religious faith, etc) This friend of mine is...

Wash-Rinse-Repeat?

hello everyone, when i read an artcile,i got confused by this"wash-rinse-repeat" thing,can anyone tell me what's the special meaning ?3ks

High Stakes?

Source (for the whole paragraph) Hello everybody. What does " high stakes " mean in the above sentence? I found none of dictionary definitions useful. ...

The Duckling Tried To ________ Its Mother...

The duckling tried to ________ its mother by following her every step. Rival Confront Personify Immerse Emulate

Abreviation Of "Scilicet"?

your entry lists "ss" rather than "sc" cheers mark head ( Email Removed"> Email Removed )...

Pontificate And Buttonhole In Everyday...

Hi Would you say that pontificate a nd buttonhole are common in everyday English? Are they informal words? buttonhole = attract the attention of and detain (someone) in...

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice?

Hi Is the red part fully natural? I want some fresh squeezed orange juice. Thanks, Tom ...

Use Of 'As To'?

Hi Would you say that 'as to ' is common in everyday English? Are these sentences natural? I am surprised as to the decision. She was confused as to what gift to buy for...

Exorbitant And Fleecing?

Hi Are exorbitant and fleecing common in everyday English? Any better/more natural choices? Are these sentences natural? He was selling vegetables at exorbitant prices....

Tried But True?

Hello everyone, I'm wondering whether the phrases 'tried but true' and 'tried and true' are the same in meaning. Any difference between them? Thanks for your help~! pb -------...

Nice Seeing You Vs Nice To See You?

What is the difference between the following two sentences when used in conversation: It was nice seeing you. It is nice to see you. Do we use them at the beginning or at the...

Clip On TV And Strip On TV?

Hi Do these make sense, especially the red parts? Any suggestions please? He called and told me that there was a clip running on TV that gyms and marriage halls had been ordered...

Quick Spun Energy?

Dear all, could you please help to understand the meaning of phrase 'Quick spun energy"? May it be quickly renewed, or "boiling" energy? "Sam grinned, loving the slight weight...
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