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Profile: John Valean Baily
User Name: John Valean Baily
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Occupation: Computer Programmer
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Joined: Monday, December 10, 2018
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Topic: oscillate
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 8:12:46 AM
No, you would not use oscillate, you would use vacillate to describe wavering between conflicting positions. Oscillate means swing back and forth - as in a pendulum. Rhythmic.
Topic: head-to-head
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 1:52:18 PM
Head-to-Head does not mean tete-a-tete, intimate or private.
In normal parlance it means confrontation, as in: football teams, two people (divorce !), a national boundary dispute (Iran v's Iraq in 1990), Russia vs USA, China vs USA... as in: they were going at it head-to-head...
However, if you were to say: "they were sat in the corner Head-to-Head, in discussion..." that would be different and not so confrontational, more collegial in fact.

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