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    Default nipped in the bud

    Kinldy explain the expression . Is is formal language

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    Default Re: nipped in the bud

    It's a metaphor: to cut a flower before it blooms, when it is a bud. This means to stop a problem before it manifests.

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    Exclamation Re: nipped in the bud

    metaphor means informal . thanks for the feedbcak

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    Default Re: nipped in the bud

    Quote Originally Posted by muhaned View Post
    metaphor means informal . thanks for the feedbcak
    No, it is an established metaphor both in the formal and informal registers.

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    Default Re: nipped in the bud

    Nip it in the bud - Idiom Definition - UsingEnglish.com - This stuff isn't hidden. Take some responsibility for your learning.

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    Default Re: nipped in the bud

    It is so much better to get it from the horses mouth. While it is a metaphor, nipping something in the bud is totally informal. I think a lot of villains say it in movies. lol

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    Default Re: nipped in the bud

    Quote Originally Posted by SOLEX College View Post
    It is so much better to get it from the horse's mouth. While it is a metaphor, nipping something in the bud is totally informal. No it isn't.
    I think a lot of villains say it in movies. Only if they received a fairly formal education.
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