My understanding the first and hardly correct is the following. "...transfer irons to Hippo or Thraso the turnkey" I see as a poetic way of referring to the impossible action and the whole phrase for me conveys the meaning…"
"Hi, Vladimer! Unfortunatelly, I have no idea who are Hippo or Thraso. They are some people who keep Caesar within some obligations or duties or something like that. The sence is to make them take charge of that instead of Caesar. I don't know…"
"Hi, Vladimer! It is allegory, of course. But as far as it is you who reads the book it is for you to decide what it means. The sentence itself means the following: "It is a wonder why Caeser can't get rid of the irons (that is some…"
I have studied thoroughly your lengthy message. I'm aware of all secrets barring number six (your said you lost it). I have been learning English since 2001, long enough period to prove that I'm not easily giving up. During…"
What an answer!! Gee! Looks more like an article in some highly sophisticated scientific journal than a post in a conference! I already set myself a task to study it carefully. I'll report the results as soon as they are ready :)…"
I think anyone can learn a foreign language,just must be really stuborn and not to give up easily the whole process of conscious learning!
Once I recieved 7 secrets of how to learn a language from Mr.Josef in EC,and I agree with the…"
You are right,I guess so.
yes,these idiomatic expressions are one of the peculiarities of English language,that's why we need to read a lot,to build them in to our vocabulary.
You are doing a nice job!
Thank you anyway,to make me…"
Thank you for helping me in my struggles! Though I must confess your explanation was like a shock to me. Even the shadow of the idea that the expression is purely metaphorical (idiomatic) never came to my mind. That peculiarity of the…"
I just find the meaning of this exression in the dictionary:
chip on one's shoulder=(Colloq.)an inclination to fight or quarrel.
According to Wiki:
One carries a chip on one's shoulder as a form of physical challenge, inviting…"
Hello AllDoes anyone know what the expression '...he has an enormous chip on his shoulder' means? I cudgeled my brain to find the answer, alas w/o success. I guess they speak of some tatoo, right? What else could be on the shoulder? But what this tatoo depicts? Do you have any idea? I believe it's some jargon, doesn't it? But further than this I couldn't go.See More
"Dear Frank DiSalle,
I heartily embrace your kindest offer. Indeed I have plethora of questions (so many that I frequently wish they were less in number), and it is not always easy to decide which one is really worthy being asked or kept "on…"
"I think that there is something good in every bad situation. If you are a strong person you can manage being alone and make efforts to be stronger . But we all a human beings and it is our nature to be around other people to interact with. Another…"
Hello, Vladimir! So nice to be your friend! Yes my native language is Russian) Unfortunately I don't know other languages( I want to know Kazakh language but haven't start yet. I like learning English it makes me happy really.
Hello! I live and work in Ukraine. Learning English without any definite goal before me. I want to express thoughts in English as easily as I can in Russian which is my native language. I'm advancing if ever too slowly. My spoken English is especially disappoints me. What I got so far for sure is that it can be improved without the communication with real people. That's why I'm here.
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