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I'm only familiar with the "jumping/leaping out" versions, but Mentalfloss.com has this to say: 6. OUT OF ONE'S SKIN English really itches to let you know exactly where we stand in relation to skin. We can jump or leap out of it when we’re excited. We can fly out of it when we get really angry. And ...
I started wondering what else they could be called. I tried "pencil shards" but didn't find anyone in that camp. It seems that more than a few people also call them "sharpenings".
"But this is all you are able to purchase / buy" could imply that the product was unavailable for some reason (it was out of stock, you could not find it, it has been discontinued, not legal in your area). The original quote is very specific... you simply did not have the money.
... or in the idiom "fetch and carry", meaning to perform mindless, grunt-work for someone else. Come to think of it, that's probably how the dog views it when you just throw away a stick and tell him to go and get it.
Fremdschämen. Now I have a name for the feeling I get when I watch karaoke. It always amazes me that, seemingly normal people find it entertaining. They'll often say "Don't worry...you don't have to get up there if you don't want to", completely missing the point. It is not fear of embarrassing myse...
I can't make much sense out of either of those. It is possible that this conversation was misheard and transcribed incorrectly. "Buck his sets" could be about "cassettes" (that's what the photo is)...maybe buck cassettes (cassettes that cost a dollar)?
- Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:55 am
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Around here, that's a pallet-jack. More specifically, in my warehouse, it's a manual jack. Most pallet jacks, now are powered by electric motors and are known as "power- jacks". Some are "walkies" and some are "ride 'ems".
I get the feeling that a "couple of months" is more specific. It means two months...the true sense of a couple. A "couple months" is a little more loosey-goosey of a time frame. It's a few months... maybe two...maybe three. Of course, I could be talking through my hat.