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Phrase: A silver bullet

Meaning: A remedy for or a solution to something troublesome.

Examples:
There may never be a silver bullet for this pandemic, that is, a vaccine.

There is no silver bullet to solve this problem, which does not mean that we ought to stop researching on / into it.

Date: 04-08-2020

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Subject: Control


Phrase: Per se

Meaning: A Latin expression that means "in / of / by itself", "intrinsically". It generally follows the word that it modifies.

Examples:
This is not dangerous per se, but it could be if not done properly.

Does money per se makes people happy?

The music per se was awful, but the atmosphere was very cool. We had a great time at the concert.

Date: 04-08-2020

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Subject: Expressions


Phrase: What is the damage?

Meaning: This is said when you are expecting to pay a lot for something, and it means how much it costs.

Example:
-What is the damage?
-Ten thousand dollars.

Date: 03-08-2020

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Subject: Money


Phrase: vs

Meaning: Against something or someone.

Examples:
Tonight we have a football match: Catalonia vs Germany.

You must not miss tonight's debate on TV3: botiflers versus (or vs) maulets. (Botiflers and maulets are Catalan words. The former one refers to those against the independence of Catalonia, and the latter, to those in favour.)

Should marihuana be legalised? First, We must weigh up its benefits vs its side-effects. We believe it should because it is a natural pain-killer / painkiller, and has many other benefits.

Date: 28-07-2020

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Subject: Abbreviations


Phrase: GB

Meaning: The abbreviation of Great Britain.

Date: 26-07-2020

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Subject: Abbreviations


Phrase: RP

Meaning: It means "Received Pronunciation", that is, the standard British English. In American English, they use GA, which stands for General American.

Date: 26-07-2020

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Subject: Abbreviations


Phrase: Brexit

Meaning: It stands for Britain's exit or British exit.

Examples:
Brexit rocks. Europe sucks. The kingdom of Castile and the European Union are an insult to my intelligence because they mean everything for the people, but without the people (= the motto of Enlightened Despotism).

Long live Brexit, and Catexit (= Catalonia's exit)! Catalonia (= Barcelona, Valencia, Majorca, and so on) is an oppressed country. I envy Brexiters / Brexiteers because they have left the European Union, which is ruled by neoliberals and colonialist politicians. I am left-wing, and think that colonialism and savage capitalism should be stopped. After Brexit, there is hope.

Brexit will make Britain great again. I am sure about it.

Sent by Miquel Molina

Date: 02-02-2020

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Subject: Abbreviations


Phrase: On death row

Meaning: It refers to someone who is in prison awaiting his or her death, which is an atrocity. We are for the abolition of capital punishment everywhere in the world.

Example:
My cousin is on death row, and I am sure that he is innocent because he would not hurt a fly.

Date: 16-01-2020

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Subject: Death


Phrase: Be a magnet for something

Meaning: To attract something.

Examples:
The Iberian peninsula is a magnet for thieves because laws are very lenient.

The Balearic Islands, which are (a) part of Catalonia, are a magnet for tourists. They are a paradise in the Mediterranean Sea.

Date: 20-06-2019

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Subject: Curiosity


Phrase: Old Nick

Meaning: It means "the devil".

Example:
Many Catalan people would sell their souls to Old Nick to gain independence from the empires that oppress Catalonia.

Date: 30-05-2019

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Subject: Religion


Phrase: FAQ's / FAQs

Meaning: The abbreviation of Frequently Asked Questions.

Example:
If there is anything you do not understand, have a look at the FAQ's.

Date: 25-05-2019

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Subject: Abbreviations


Phrase: AI

Meaning: An abbreviation for artificial intelligence.

Example:
Will AI replace human beings?

Date: 25-05-2019

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Subject: Abbreviations


Phrase: Not to give / care a damn

Meaning: Not to worry at all, not to give a shit.

Example:
I do not care a damn about those colonialist people. As a matter of fact, I consider them enemies of my people.

Date: 25-05-2019

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Subject: Indifference


Phrase: Not to give / care a shit

Meaning: Not to bother at all, not to give a damn.

Example:
American people don't give a shit (about all that load of rubbish).

Date: 25-05-2019

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Subject: Indifference


Phrase: The ins and outs of something

Meaning: To know how something works very well. To be knowledgeable about something. To provide all the details about something.

Examples:
This term we will study the ins and outs of the system, which you must know backwards/inside out/back to front.
I do not know all the ins and outs of this crisis, but do not worry because there is one person who does. We only need to find him.

Date: 22-06-2018

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Subject: Information


Phrase: Be better off

Meaning: That would be/is beneficial to you. That would be a wise thing to do. You had better do something.

Examples:
You would be better off without their help. It is not sincere. (ie, I would not accept their help if I were you.)

You would be better off with a bigger house because this one is too small for ten people. (ie, I recommend your living in a bigger house.)

He would be better off going abroad. It is very dangerous for him to stay here. (ie, He ought to go abroad.)

-Are we better off now than twenty years ago? (= Do we live better now than twenty years ago?)
-I'm afraid not. We have fewer rights, less privacy and less money.

-Is the United States of America better off with Trump than (with) Clinton?
-I find them both right-wing, and I am left-wing. I do not like either of them.

I think you are better off single than married.

Date: 22-06-2018

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Subject: Wisdom


Phrase: Be under your nose

Meaning: If something is under your nose, it is somewhere near, but you cannot find it.

Examples:
I could not find the car keys, and they were right under my nose. They were behind that mug.
-Where is my pencil?
-It is under your nose, right in front of you.

Date: 18-06-2018

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Subject: Distance


Phrase: Make love to/with someone

Meaning: To have sex with someone, to have a sexual intercourse with someone, to fuck someone.

Examples:
My husband and I make love every day.
Last night I made love to a very attractive woman that I met under/in very strange circumstances. I think I have fallen in love with her. I cannot get her out of my mind.
I have not made love with my partner for over a month now.

Date: 17-06-2018

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Subject: Sex


Phrase: Not to touch a drop

Meaning: Not to drink alcohol.

Examples:
My husband has not touched a drop since we got married. He used to drink like a fish.
Luckily for him, he had not touched a drop that night, and was able to run like the wind.

Date: 13-06-2018

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Subject: Vices


Phrase: Make it with someone

Meaning: To have sex with someone.

Example:
Last week I made it with a man from abroad.

Date: 13-06-2018

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Subject: Sex


Phrase: Those (who are) about to die salute you (Morituri te salutant)

Meaning: It was said by those who were going to die in the arena. Toeing the line until the end!

Date: 12-06-2018

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Subject: Salutation


Phrase: At the end of the day

Meaning: In the end, taking everything into consideration.

Examples:
At the end of the day, the important thing is that you feel happy. If you are happy, I am happy.
At the end of the day, we cannot do anything but wait.

Date: 08-06-2018

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Subject: Conclusions


Phrase: Drive someone nuts

Meaning: To make someone feel nervous or irritated. Please note that this expression is American.

Examples:
Let's get out of here. This place is driving me nuts.
That moron is driving me nuts. Let's go somewhere else.

Date: 08-06-2018

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Subject: Irritation


Phrase: Call for a celebration

Meaning: If something calls for a celebration, it deserves to be celebrated.

Example:
Catalonia is a free nation now! This calls for a celebration.
-I'm pregnant.
-This calls for a celebration, sweetheart.

Date: 07-06-2018

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Subject: Happiness


Phrase: Sound like a deal

Meaning: If something sounds like a deal, it is a deal, that is, it means that you accept the deal.

Example:
A grand for that old car! That sounds like a deal (to me).

Date: 07-06-2018

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Subject: Miscellany


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