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by Stevenloan
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Settle down
Replies: 1
Views: 749

Settle down

A teases B , B gets angry and hits A. C stops them and tells B “settle down”

- Can I use the following phrases instead of "settle down" in this case?

1. Calm down
2. Easy easy
3. Keep your cool
4. Stay calm
5. Remain calm

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Nonsense
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Nonsense

StevenLoan I do worry for you on a visit to England. I am imagining you visiting a London pub, waiting for your change and thinking of that useful phrase "Cut the crap, douchebag, where's my money" and waking up in hospital. Dear Tony H, - Thanks so much for your concern. Of course I know "cut the ...
by Stevenloan
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Nonsense
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Nonsense

- I found this short conversation at : urbandictionary.com "Where's my money, Marv?" "Yo, hey, I've been meaning to call you, something came up, and I, uh..." "Cut the crap, douchebag, where's my money?!?" - Are "cut the crap", "cut the shit" , "stop bullshitting" and "stop talking nonsense" interch...
by Stevenloan
Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Get someone good
Replies: 2
Views: 2310

Get someone good

- I found these sentences at answers.yahoo.com "One of my buddies got so drunk he pissed on a cop. I mean to be fair the cop tapped him on the shoulder while he was pissing and he turned around. But he got him good just below both knees. I think the fine was $250. Worth every penny of it if you ask ...
by Stevenloan
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Run out
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Run out

- I found the sentence below at this link http://englishhelponline.me/2011/01/16/idiom-for-someones-days-to-be-numbered/ "My co-worker is extremely incompetent, so I think his days are numbered at our company." - Are "so I think his days are numbered" and "so I think his time has run out" interchang...
by Stevenloan
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Up
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Up

- This context comes from a cartoon:

A: (Is injured and lies down on the floor)
B: Goes to A and says "Come on man, up we go".

- Does "Up we go" here mean "Get up and let's go", right? If so, are there any other common versions?

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Temper
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Temper

- A hits B, B gets angry, A laughs and says "temper,temper". What does "temper, temper" mean in this case? I checked thefreedictionary.com and it has lots of meanings.

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sweet
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Sweet

- In a movie, I heard sister A says "sleep sweet" to sister B. Do people still use this phrase a lot where you live, guys? Or do they just use "good night" frequently?

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu May 31, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Concessions
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Re: Concessions

Steven you saw "Concessions" used as No 5 on your list. The cinema (we do not usually have "movie theatres in the UK) did not sell (say) hamburgers itself, but Joe Alberto pays them a sum of money every week for the right to sell the stuff to the captive audience. In these cases the cinema is said ...
by Stevenloan
Wed May 30, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Concessions
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Concessions

- I went to a movie theater yesterday. When I got there, I bought something at the snack bar and I saw "concessions" or "concession" (I can't remember clearly) on the top of the snack bar. I wonder what it means. I checked the meaning of it online. It has quite many meanings. I found these meanings ...
by Stevenloan
Mon May 28, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Nullified
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Nullified

- There are two laywers in the court. When lawyer A says something that laywer B doesn't think it's right or doesn't agree, lawyer B says "Objection!". If the judge thinks that what laywer A says makes sense or is correct and wants to reject laywer B's objection, does he say like these in this case?...
by Stevenloan
Tue May 22, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Checkout
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Checkout

- I'm waiting at the checkout in a supermarket. There's a woman in front of me. There are a lot of things in her shopping cart. There are just a few items in my shopping cart so I want to ask her if she can let me pay for my items first. Can I say these in this situation? 1. Excuse me ma'am! Could y...
by Stevenloan
Sun May 20, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Play favorites with
Replies: 7
Views: 3318

Re: Play favorites with

Dear members,

- Can I say or use adjectives "partial" or "biased" instead of using the phrase "play favorites with" and WoZ's verb version "favour" in everyday conversations?

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun May 20, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Lunchtime
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Lunchtime

.. Steve was the person reading a note that had been left for them by the person who went shopping? .. that is what it sounds like to me .. WoZ who doesn't do early morning shopping Dear Erik and WoZ, - You two are absolutely about this :) Thanks for your help, you guys. Have a nice weekend! Steven...
by Stevenloan
Sat May 19, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Lunchtime
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Lunchtime

- These are some sentences I heard from a movie on cable TV.

"I have to go shopping early this morning. I don't want to wake you. Will be home lunch time"

- Why doesn't this speaker say "will be home at lunchtime" instead of "will be home lunch time"?

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan