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by eiris
Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: There is no use beating around the bush.
Replies: 1
Views: 1168

There is no use beating around the bush.

"There is no use beating around the bush."Somebody said this sentence in my textbook.
Help me, please!
by eiris
Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: It made just as much of a hit as the real one.
Replies: 1
Views: 1162

It made just as much of a hit as the real one.

Somebody sent an artificial nightingale to the Emperor one day .It made just as much of a hit as the real one.
What's "as much of a hit as" mean here?
by eiris
Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What's the use of "delicate-like","personal-l
Replies: 1
Views: 1737

What's the use of "delicate-like","personal-l

"He is that delicate-like--He gave his mother a new coat last Christmas--but he wouldn't think of giving me anything so personal-like."
What's the use of "delicate-like","personal-like"?
by eiris
Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:35 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: There is a dance up at Crosby's barn tonight.
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

There is a dance up at Crosby's barn tonight.

There is a dance up at Crosby's barn tonight.I can't understand why the "up" is here.Could you do me a favor?
by eiris
Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Land him one with this,sir!
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

Land him one with this,sir!

I got this sentence in my textbook.
When the man wants to fight against another man,his maid says:"Land him one with this,sir!"(She hands him something as a weapon.)
I don't know why the"one" is here.Could you help me?
by eiris
Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: I am happy as happy can be
Replies: 1
Views: 1312

I am happy as happy can be

"I am happy as happy can be.
You are wrong as wrong can be."
What's that mean?
by eiris
Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: the sword of Damocles
Replies: 1
Views: 1088

the sword of Damocles

How do you think about "the sword of Damocles"?
I always heard somebody use it, but I don't know its meaning exactly. Could you help me?