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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...

Intersperse?

Concerning televised and online advertisements, not only are they designed in an eye-catching way but they are interspersed with short speeches that can exert a direct effect...

Qasem Or Ghasem?

Hi. What spelling is correct? Qasem or Ghasem? Thanks in advance ...

Using Corpora To Help Support Our Hunches...

I've been reading up on corpus linguistics and have starting looking around at the COCA and BNC corpora online (as well as the Lexical Tutor website). I'm still trying to figure...

Plebeian & Patrician?

Does a patrician family mean a rich family? Does a plebeian family mean a poor family? ...

Big Old?

Could you tell me whether or not the idiom big old in the meaning of very big is used in conversations? Thanks in advance!

Education Values?!?

Hello. modern education and cultural values. means Modern education values and modern cultural values? Thanks in advance ...

The Lemon Juice Was So Sour That He Made...

Hello. Please have a look at the sentence: The lemon juice was so sour that he made a funny face when he drank it. 1) Is it grammatically correct? 2) Can we use 'to make a funny...

Wilderness Vs. Wild?

What is the difference between nouns: wilderness and wild. If we refer to the film "Wild" with Reese Whitersoon, we might name it movie about self discovery in the wild or in...

Preschool OR Pre-School?

Please, could you tell me which is more correct in UK ? pre-school OR preschool pre-school students OR preschool students pre-schoolers OR preschoolers Thank you.
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