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What Does The “Runs” Mean?

Investors lap it up as hungrily as Netflix binge-watchers, who now number 193m worldwide. Since going public in 2002 the firm’s share price has risen 500-fold (see chart 1),...

"Cooled For Two Hours" And "Cooled In...

The soup cooled for two hours. The soup cooled in two hours. She cooled the soup for two hours. She cooled the soup in two hours. What's the difference in meaning between them...

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...

Decade, Century, Millennium And What Comes...

I want to know...

As Well As?

Hi, I would like to ask for help and clarify the meaning of the sentence below: Any aeroplane with an unserviceable transponder as well as an unserviceable TCAS will not be...

Blow Is Blind?

I just watched the move "No Strings Attached". Adam's father told him that "Blow is blind". I googled it but still could not find what it means. Thanks.

Get Ready/ Prepare Myself/ Get All Set...

Hello. Which of the following sounds more natural to a native speaker? a) I got up, prepared myself and went to work. b)I got up and got ready to go to work. c) I got up and...

Spread Your Feet?

Hi, I heard the term "spread your feet", in a yôga class. Is this expression correct? And is there a better expression for this? Like "widen your feet"? Or "Place your feet apart...

Requisition For Visiting Card?

Dear sir, i would like to approval of visiting card printing in my boss. how i will writing a apply for approval plz help me

I Read A Book For / By 20 Pages?

(A)"I read a book from page 1 to page 20." I would like to change this sentence using 'pages'. (B)"I read a book ( for / by ) 20 pages." Which is the correct preposition...

The Meaning Of “A Lack Of Impunity”?

The passage is part of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s speech against misogyny in Congress. Mr. Yoho was not alone. He was walking shoulder to shoulder with Representative Roger...

Twist In My Sobriety?

Does any native speaker happen to know this popular song by Tanita Tikaram? I love it! I can't get, though, the meaning of the lyrics in bold: from my hands you know you'll never...

I Know What Let's Do?

Hi, Here's a line from the first episode of the 1951 sitcom I love Lucy : - Now this is my plan. We'll go in there and I'll say, "I know what let's do Monday night. Let's...

Do You Still Use This Word?

Contradistinguish For example: In his article he contradistinguishes Europe and the West, while ably tying in the Lithuanian case. ...

So Nice To Put A Face To The Voice?

what does it mean put a face to the voice? thanks...

Secret Pride?

could you please tell me Is there a word called 'secret pride' ?

Out Of England There Should Be Suffered...

"With their future in jeopardy, the merchants justified their complaints by turning to religion. Having shown few qualms hitherto about trading with Muslims, they now told Walsingham...

Use Of 'Jejune'?

Hi Would you say that the use of jejune (simplistic, naive) is common among native speakers in everyday English? Jejune ideas Jejune opinions Thanks, Tom ...

What Does "Get A Few Good Licks In" Mean...

The dialogue is from the movie Captain America III. What does "get a few good licks in" mean? Thank you in advance....

I Saw Him Cross The Road.

Hi Would you say that I interpret these sentences correctly? I saw him cross the road. (=he was crossing the road.) I saw him crossing the road. (=I was crossing the road...

They Were On Their Bike Riding Fast When...

Hi Is the following natural English? They were on their bike riding fast when suddenly and a big dog came in their way causing them to fall badly. Thanks, Tom ...

One More Bowl Of Porridge To Try?

Hello, What the seemingly idiom "one more bowl of porridge to try" mean? Does it mean something like an alternative option or just another option? Here is the context (Hope it...

Meaning Of "On The Horizon"?

According to a dictionary "on the horizon" idiom means "coming in the near future". Is it only one meaning? Can we use this idiom also when we speak about protagonists of books...

A Straight Stretch Of Road - What Do You...

Hi, where the road is not straight and bends, there's a curve. And where it is straight, what is it? What do you call a stretch of road that is straight in American English...

Transitions Test?

Could you please answer these with proper transitions? If you could please fill in with all possible options. 1. She got the job _____________ the fact that she had very little...
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