Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
Whatís she done?Ē Iím all but lame from the bite on my leg. I should have thought a bite on the leg would definitely make you lame.
She was lame in one leg.
He has a lame shoulder. A shoulder is neither a leg nor a foot, so it cannot be lame.
lame = disabled in the feet or legs
He is lame under the hat.
If you happen to let child fall and lame it. Incomplete sentence
lame (v) = cripple
Such a government, he argues, perpetually teetering on the brink of defeat and another election, would be nothing more than a lame duck.
In his last year of his tenure, President Bush has become a lame duck thanks to obstructionist Democrats in the Congress.
lame duck = ē noun 1 an ineffectual or unsuccessful person or thing; 2 a political official who has lost power due to term limit or losing the vote
I flew a lame duck profile so I didnt get shot down by friendly fire
lame duck = a flight profile which a plane flies as if it has mechanical problems in time of exercise or war.
What if heís kept tied up ?
tie up = secure with or as if with ropes Unable to proceed due to other commitments
Just because you own half the c ounty doesnít mean you have the power to run the rest of us!
run = direct or control; projects, businesses, etc
For 23 years Iíve been dying to tell you what Iíve thought of you, but being a Christian woman, I canít say it!
dying to do something = long greatly to do something
Whatís wrong with that? :: I just think it's unstructured.
Marslen-Wilson (1975) proposes an unstructured , fully interactive model of comprehension.
The building of large databases, whether unstructured (like text-archives) or structured (like many historical databases) has been a major preoccupation of this period.
Merrill Lynch in 1998 cited estimates that as much as 80% of all potentially usable business information originates in unstructured form.
unstructered = lacking a definite structure or organization; not formally organized or systematized (it is not clear, and thus it is hard to work with)
Believe me; Itís nothing I make a habit of
make a habit of = build a habit of (to start to do it often or on a regular basis, such as every other day)
Would it distract you if I put on some music?
distruct = draw someone's attention away from something;
disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
What about your father? :: Itís just a made-up story about him.
made up = not true; having been fabricated; invented
Thank you for your efforts.
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