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Hi, I'm challenging to use colloquial expressions. Is this below right and natural?

It sticks out a mile that Tom is madly in love with Kate.

Thanks
LiJ
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Hi, I'm challenging to use colloquial expressions. Is this below right and natural?

It sticks out a mile that Tom is madly in love with Kate.

Thanks
LiJ

It is understandable, but I wouldn't call it 'natural'.

'His affection for Kate sticks out a mile' sounds more natural. Perhaps the phrase as an impersonal expression at the beginning of the sentence is what makes it sound awkward to me.

Related: He wears his affection for Kate on his shirt sleeve.
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I don't think sticks out a mile is commonly used these days.

CJ
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He wears his affection for Kate on his shirt sleeve.

That's wonderful, thanks Phlip.

Thank you for telling me the usage of challenge, CJ.

>I don't think sticks out a mile is commonly used these days.
I think so. I found this in a very old book.

Thanks
LiJ
Hi guys,

He wears his affection for Kate on his shirt sleeve.

The standard expression that I've always heard is 'He wears his heart on his sleeve'.

Best wishes, Clive
>I don't think sticks out a mile is commonly used these days.
I think so.
I think sois not an appropriate response to a negative statement. Emotion: smile

Here are the two possible responses:

-- I don't think XYZ.
-- I do. I think XYZ. / I'm sorry, but I can't agree. I think XYZ.

-- I don't think XYZ.
-- I don't think so either. / I think you're right.

CJ
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Emotion: smile Oops, my simple mistake. Thank you CJ Emotion: smile I should've saidI don't think so either. / I think you're right.

It's a very common mistake for the Japanese Emotion: smile

It's great to know! Clive. Thanks Emotion: smile