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meanings of ‘up in Annie’s room’

UP IN ANNIE’S ROOM
advertisement for Cheltenham Ales – Gloucestershire Echo – 1st April 1937

 

 

 

In Dictionary of English Phrases (Penguin Books – 2006), Robert Allen writes that the informal phrase… 1,305 more words

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origin of ‘skinflint’

frontispiece to The Legend of Captain Jones (London, 1656)

 

 

The noun skinflint, which denotes a niggardly person, is first recorded in A New Dictionary of the Terms Ancient and Modern of the Canting Crew… 642 more words

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Macmillan Phrasal Verbs Plus


A brand-new two-colour dictionary of phrasal verbs containing unique features to help students grasp this challenging and essential area of the English language. Encourages natural English Clear explanations of how to use every phrasal verb by means of grammar patterns and relevant examples. 196 more words

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Macmillan Phrasal Verbs Plus


A brand-new two-colour dictionary of phrasal verbs containing unique features to help students grasp this challenging and essential area of the English language. Encourages natural English Clear explanations of how to use every phrasal verb by means of grammar patterns and relevant examples. 196 more words

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Iceland Magazine: Icelandic spelling, declension and etymology dictionaries now free online

This was published last month, but I just came across it. From Iceland Magazine: Icelandic spelling, declension and etymology dictionaries now free online. “In an effort to protect the Icelandic language in a time of smart phones and computers The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies at the University of Iceland has opened a website which offers free access to the institutes large catalogue of dictionaries, including etymology- and spelling dictionaries and the institute’s declension database for the Icelandic language. 22 more words

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origin of ‘to cut both ways’

The phrase to cut both ways means:
– of a point or statement: to serve both sides of an argument,
– of an action or process: to have both good and bad effects. 456 more words

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Word Play - Word by Word by Kory Stamper

After a career in customer service answering angry calls and catching spittle in her face, Kory Stamper responded to a newspaper ad for an editorial assistant in 1998. 1,117 more words

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