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Bland And Insipid?

Hi Is the use of these two words natural here? The papaya was totally bland. The papaya was totally insipid. Thanks, Tom PS: What about unappetizing? ...

Field/Scope?

Hi. What's the difference between much data in stored in this field and much data in stored in this scope ? Thanks in advance ...

On-Getter?

Hi, Would anyone please tell me what' one-getter means? Context: The Simpsons- American cartoon. A guy went to New York City and then decided to go back. He said , " One on-getter...

Use Of Break And Shake?

Hi Are these sentences natural--I mean, the use of break and shake? The doctors tried their level best but they could not break her fever. The doctors tried their level...

If Push Came To Shove?

If push came to shove, he was quite happy to do nothing . Is that sentence grammatical and the conditional one? ...

About "Jesus Wept And Shrank His Waistcoat...

Hi everyone. Is anyone kindly to help me with this sentence? I'm confused and don't know what's the true meaning of this idiom. Thanks in advance.

Steal A March On Somebody?

steal a march on somebody utwit somebody How does the phrase have the meaning like that? Would you tell me what the meaning of "march" and "on" is? steal "a piece of music...

Load Up On?

Hi. What's the difference between these definition? https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictio ... -something and https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictio ... -up-on-sth ?Thanks...

"Have You Missed A Bit" Meaning?

I was happily listening to the "Unbelievable Truth", then at some point, David asked a question I couldn't understand. The question asked to the woman was "Have you missed a bit...

Courtesy Demand?

how and when to use the word COURTESY DEMANDS

Touch Someone On The Raw?

Hi Would you say that this is an everyday expression? She really touched me on the raw. Or Am I touching you on the raw ? What are you getting so upset about? Thanks Tom ...

Let Something Rip?

let something rip (phrase of rip) INFORMAL allow something to happen forcefully or without interference "once she started a tirade, it was best to let it rip" (The Google...

Even Days & Odd Days?

Hi, I've been using the words " odd days " and " even days " for years to refer to every other day of a week.For example I'd call Saturday, Monday and Wednesday " even days " and...

Is Believed To Have Been?

The ship's last radio contact with the company is believed to have been in December 2018. The ship's last radio contact with the company has been believed to be in December 2018...

Think Health And Safety?

Hi there, " When feeding birds, think safety and health ." (*) " Think health and safety " looks like a fixed expression (an idiom?) to me. Otherwise I would probably expect...

Graze With Car?

Hi Can we use graze something like this? Or there is a proper word/phrase? She tried to take her car out and grazed mine accidently . (grazed=scratched my car with hers)...

Time Or Times?

Hi Would you say that both of these work naturally? As an actress, she was much ahead of her time. As an actress, she was much ahead of her times. Thanks, Tom ...

Wrongly Parked?

Hi Is the underlined phrase natural English? I didn't realize that my car was wrongly parked. Thanks, Tom ...

On A Look-Out For Passengers?

Hi Is this natural English? The taxi driver was clearly on a look-out for passengers. Thanks, Tom ...

Use Of "Dirt"?

Hi Is the use of dirt natural English here? He had not changed his clothes in days and there was (a lot of) dirt on the collar of his once-white shirt. Thanks, Tom ...

Apply Cold Compresses?

Hi Is the underlined phrase natural English? Any better phrase? He had a high fever and we thought it best to apply cold compresses? https://www.google.com/search?q=cold+compresses...

What Does It Mean 'Smooth Operator'?

Hi all! My first post here. Great forums! You all know (i suppose) the Sade's song Smooth operator. What exactly does this expression means? Thanks a lot!

'All You Need In This Life Is Ignorance...

Hey guys what do reckon 'ignorance' means in Mark Twain's saying? "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." -- Mark Twain ...

What Order In These?

I've heard that there is an order such as following. often, usually, sometimes, hardly ever, never Then, where the order point of 'seldom'? ...

Mine VS Mines?

Which is correct: Hi sweety I like your pictures take a look at my profile and if you like mines too give me your email and... OR Hi sweety I like your pictures take a look...
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