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.
She was lame in one leg.
He has a lame shoulder.
lame = disabled in the feet or legs
He is lame under the hat.
If you happen to let child fall and lame it.
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 = 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 if it has mechanical problems in time of excercise or war.
What if heís kept tied up ?
tie up = secure with or as if with ropes
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 its 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.