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Topic: It is easy to be generous with other people's property.
Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:31:40 AM
Hello,

Quote:

generous
adjective

Proverbs
"It is easy to be generous with other people's property"

generous


What does the quoted proverb mean?


Thank you.

Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COME IN NEW WORDS (continued 2014 edition)
Posted: Monday, April 12, 2021 7:47:45 AM
restructuring
Topic: The woman got up off her knees and . . .
Posted: Monday, April 12, 2021 5:43:39 AM
Hello,

Quote:

knee
3 If you are on your knees, you are kneeling.
EG He staggered back, and fell to his knees... The woman got up off her knees and went over to him... Kurt threw himself on his knees.
(Collins COBUILD English language Dictionary)


About the following sentence:
The woman got up off her knees and went over to him.

What does the phrase 'get up off one’s knees' mean?


Thank you.
Topic: with your hand flat
Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:45:30 AM
Hello,

Quote:
stroke...you stroke sb's hair or an animal's fur (= animal hair) by moving your hand gently and slowly over it, often to show affection. You can also pat an animal (= touch it gently several times with your hand flat, usually to show your affection). (underline and blue in color added)
(Oxford LEARNER’S POCKET Word Skills)


About the phrase 'with your hand flat':
Why is the adjective 'flat' placed after the noun 'hand', not before it, i.e. as in 'with your flat hand'?
Is the phrase 'with your flat hand' not appropriate?


Thank you.
Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COME IN NEW WORDS (continued 2014 edition)
Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2021 6:14:06 AM
picnicker
Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COME IN NEW WORDS (continued 2014 edition)
Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:54:06 AM
insomnia
Topic: Chief McNally admits he's been called many things, . . .
Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:50:17 AM
Hello,

Quote:

Chief McNally admits he's been called many things, some of them unprintable.

unprintable


Please give a concrete explanation for the phrase 'be called many things'.
Is the phrase about 'rumour' or 'slander' and used in negative context?


Thank you.

Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COME IN NEW WORDS (continued 2014 edition)
Posted: Friday, April 9, 2021 3:21:16 AM
boat
Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COME IN NEW WORDS (continued 2014 edition)
Posted: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:09:05 AM
grandchildren
Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COME IN NEW WORDS (continued 2014 edition)
Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:38:35 PM
increase