Re: one step at a time / little by little
emsr2d2 may have a better response than this. I think that a lot of it is just feeling. If something is happening steadily, for example snow melting, then expressions with 'step' may not appear to fit. The regaining of strength could go in steps/stages, but could be every smooth. There is some overlap between the expressions, but they are not always interchangeable.
Originally Posted by JarekSteliga
Just try to make a mental note every time you hear/see one of these expressions, and you will gradually (?) build up an idea of how they are used.
ps. you'll note that bhai is more concise than I.
Last edited by 5jj; 17-Jan-2012 at 20:30.
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