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Topic: And as the slam big city goes rocketing by
Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 3:31:39 AM
Thank you very much, Drag0nspeaker!))

Such a beautiful and vivid explanation))
Topic: And as the slam big city goes rocketing by
Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:41:34 AM
Drag0nspeaker, thank you!

I'm in love with this song!) I think I've had it on repeat for a week now)))

Speaking about this part of the song you mentioned,

I've failed to find any other meaning of "scrambled" except "scrambled eggs"... is it just a comparison?


and also... "hit the street", is it the same as "hit the streets" (to go out in search of something or for a specific purpose)?


Thank you very much again!
Topic: And as the slam big city goes rocketing by
Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 3:09:09 PM

Dan Lewis 2222, tautophile, thank you!!


Dan Lewis 2222, we are so much alike!)


The rest of the song is meaningful so that's why I thought it might mean something else that I am not aware of ..)
Topic: And as the slam big city goes rocketing by
Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:37:27 AM
Hello!))


I was listening to the song "Couldn't be better" by Kelly Clarkson:

And there's a scrambled sun in the tangled sky
And the moon couldn't be any brighter
And as the slam big city goes rocketing by
Well, your head couldn't feel any lighter

And I wonder what the line in bold means)



Thank you in advance!
Topic: idioms based on comparisons to animals
Posted: Sunday, February 9, 2020 1:26:05 PM
Drag0nspeaker, wooow!! Such extensive research!! Thanks a lot!!)))
Topic: idioms based on comparisons to animals
Posted: Sunday, February 9, 2020 8:04:16 AM
Thank you, Sarrriesfan)))

That's very interesting to know!)
Topic: idioms based on comparisons to animals
Posted: Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:55:40 AM
Thank you very much again!

I guess this idiom is not widespread!))
Topic: idioms based on comparisons to animals
Posted: Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:29:57 PM
hedy mmm, tautophile, and FounDit, thank you very much!!)))


Though I have got one more question))

"as sick as a parrot" - I know it means "to be disappointed and unhappy". Can "sick" mean "disappointed" in any other context apart from this idiom?

Because all the rest idioms are clear and easy to understand - they are literal.

"as sick as a dog" is obvious (though the choice of the animal is unclear to me)! It exactly means to be sick! Why has it suddenly become "disappointed"?
Topic: idioms based on comparisons to animals
Posted: Friday, February 7, 2020 5:47:47 PM
Hello!

I have several questions concerning the following idioms:

1. Are the following mean the same?

(as) busy as a bee, (as) busy as a beaver, an eager beaver

Can we say that the first two also mean to be hardworking and not only busy?


2. Are all these variations used?

(as) hungry as a horse, (as) hungry as a wolf, (as) hungry as a bear
(as) strong as an ox / (as) strong as a lion / (as) strong as a horse
(as) cunning as a fox / (as) sly as a fox


3. Can “as” be used before “happy as a lark” – as happy as a lark? Or is it a set phrase?


4. Can you say just “as nervous as a cat”? Or is it always “as nervous as a long-tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs”?


5. Does “(as) graceful as a gazelle” exist?


I know it’s a lot to ask... but, please, answer at least some of these questions.
Thank you VERY much in advance!

Topic: Names of shops
Posted: Monday, February 3, 2020 12:49:16 AM
Thank you very much!!! All of you! I really appreciate your help!

How difficult it is! So many different names! And some people say Russian is difficult d'oh!
We do use trade marks as well, but if asked what type of shop it is, we can always say whether it sells drugs, electronics, cars, goods for home etc))

Thank you again!