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Sinah 1 year ago
And it's "Belated happy birthday", not "Happy belated birthday". The birthday never comes late, but the happy-wishing may.
       
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Steve 1 year ago
#4 is an immigrant thing. It's direct translation from another language.
       
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Lonzo 1 year ago
Steve,

It's all surprising. I think even for people whose first language is english
       
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Elouise 1 year ago
#15.. And then there is, giving someone a "piece of ones mind"... as in telling them exactly what one is thinking.
       
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Maurice 1 year ago
Elouise, that would be, "piece of one's mind".
       
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Ry 1 year ago
#1 - I think both are actually acceptable but the first is probably frequently misused. I grew up with the phrase: "Eh, I could care less." meaning that it wasn't that important but I didn't hate it.
       
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Carrie 1 year ago
I believe scot free comes from Roman times when they could not conquer the Scottish clans and (the Romans} built Hadrian`s wall to try to keep the Scots from butchering the Romans. That is the meaning of scot free.
       
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