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Topic: be on someone
Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 4:07:12 PM
2014 !!! Wow, so long time ago!
In a book for children, I got some guys being 'on him', 'on someone', like becoming aware, giving attention, giving assistance to that someone.
Topic: to make political bay
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 3:46:45 PM
Great! Thank you guys, it must be so because it continues "to make political hay and see yourself on all Saturday news ..."
Yes, a typo.
Thank you!
Topic: to make political bay
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 3:21:26 PM
I'm reading this fiction novel, CIA, politics, etc ..., and they write ... "to make political bay", and I'm not able to find this idiom on the internet. I suppose then it's pretty literal/figurative, but still, I don't feel the nuance here, how would you understand it?
Topic: This brings us bang up to date
Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:58:55 AM
Thanks for a very clear explanation!

But now, that "bang to rights" ( caught with proof ) expression, really makes me think I'll never know this language, these expressions are infinite!

Have a good day!
Topic: This brings us bang up to date
Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 12:24:47 PM
What does this mean? : This brings us bang up to date

I looked up bang up in dictionary:


1. Very good.
2. Inject drugs
3. Lock up in prison.

But this?

Thanks
Topic: on my hand
Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 6:00:01 AM
Thank you guys! Very useful!
Have a good day!
Topic: on my hand
Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2018 5:32:23 AM
I was on my hand
What is the meaning?

example, from the very first episode of Fresh Meat series:

Hello?! Hi.
Hello? I was er um, was on my hand.
What? (CLEARS THROAT) I just haven't spoken to another human being in some time.

Read more: https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/view_episode_scripts.php?tv-show=fresh-meat-2011&episode=s01e01
Topic: Will encounter
Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 3:27:49 AM
What they teach now you will encounter in the future. They did not teach you yet so ... you don't know what you will encounter
Topic: How about? vs. What about?
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:05:43 AM
I think they can be used interchangeably, there is a lot of overlap between the two, but I would usually use

"How about" when making a suggestion that I feel is best.

I would use "What about" when I am less set on the idea and more willing to listen to other suggestions.
Topic: clobber
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:59:31 AM
This:
clobber verb [ T ] (DEFEAT)
​to defeat completely:

The government clobbered the opposition's proposals.

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