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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.
Topic: first to arrive
Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 1:30:38 AM
Hi,
I encountered the following:

"learned from the first English to arrive"
but
"first fishermen that came to fish"

why not "first fishermen to come to fish"?

Could you please point me to the grammar lesson to review these structures?
Thank you

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