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    Exclamation the meaning of some terms.

    Hello everyone,
    Would you please tell me the meaning of these sentences and if they are common or not?I would be glad if you tell me other ways to mean the same things.

    1)You can fill a gap in your life.
    2)Is there something the matter?
    3)The means justify the end.
    4) It`s no go.
    5)Don' t stand on ceremony.
    6)He is on both side of the law.

    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: the meaning of some terms.

    Quote Originally Posted by zoobinshid
    Hello everyone,
    Would you please tell me the meaning of these sentences and if they are common or not?I would be glad if you tell me other ways to mean the same things.

    1)You can fill a gap in your life.
    2)Is there something the matter?
    3)The means justify the end.
    4) It`s no go.
    5)Don' t stand on ceremony.
    6)He is on both side of the law.

    Thanks in advance,
    1)You can fill a gap in your life - fill the void in your life with something that's missing from your life (adopt a child when you can't have one and you really want one, find yourself a girlfriend because you've been missing having one for the longest time, find yourself a dream job that will make you feel complete).
    2)Is there something the matter?- is something wrong?
    3.The means justify the end - the slogan goes the other way round : The end justifies the means: morally wrong actions are justifiable as long as you reach the goal, no matter how evil the actions, it's OK as long as you accomplish what you want.
    4) It`s no go - it's a no to "go ahead", can't proceed, not allowed to do it.
    5)Don' t stand on ceremony -don't behave in an overly formal fashion.
    6)He is on both side of the law - someone representing the law ( law inforcement folks- a cop for instance) who is also involved in illegal activities.


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