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  1. Apr 2021
    1. Trust this answer. This is a very common idiom in Ruby, solving precisely the use case you ask about and for precisely the reasons you experienced. It may look "inelegant", but it's your best bet.
  2. Feb 2021
    1. Trumpified Republican Party that has radicalized against democracy itself.

      "Trumpified" is not an actual word in the dictionary, but rather is directed to the president of the United States. The author explains how the Trumpified party would try to eliminate democracy; this shows that he is also deeply against Trump's values. The idiom gives the readers a humorical representation of the author's beliefs toward Trump and the Republican Party.

  3. Oct 2020
    1. Round the sides of his head–without the slightest gradation of grey to break the force of the extraordinary contrast–it had turned completely white. The line between the two colours preserved no sort of regularity.

      A point of personal interest for me is the use of chiaroscuro in the book, and this passage is the most clear usage of it yet. The phrase "black and white" is used often in the context of truth and "grey" is a metaphor for ambiguity. The fact that the man's hair has no grey such that there was "no sort of regularity" between black and white suggests a lack of ambiguity and clarity of thought. It may be fruitful to investigate the contrast values throughout the text to see which narratives are "grey" and which are "black and white".

  4. Sep 2020
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  6. May 2019
    1. Night owl - A person who stays up and is active late into the night.

      I have never used this idiom in writing before, but maybe I shall in the future.

    2. Green-eyed monster - Jealousy

      I've seen this word before in a Disney TV show.

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  8. Dec 2015
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    1. Out at Elboes Ragged, Poor. 2. Wearing shabby or Ragged Clothing. Ayto, John.

      "Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms." Google Books. Oxford University Press, n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2015.