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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    double nosebleed

    When someone is hit on the nose or around it, he can nosebleed, and to emphasize he's bleeding from both the nostrils, we Koreans say "He's double nosebleeding" to mean "he was hit too hard".
    Do you have that similar expression?

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    Re: double nosebleed

    Nope.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: double nosebleed

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    When someone is hit on the nose or around it, he can nosebleed, and to emphasize he's bleeding from both the nostrils, we Koreans say "He's double nosebleeding" to mean "he was hit too hard".
    Do you have that similar expression?
    The 'bleeder' would look pretty funny if he had double noses!!!!

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    #4

    Re: double nosebleed

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Nope.
    Not in BrE either, or at least I've never heard it; I suppose it might exist as a term in boxing or another violent sport, perhaps. I'd say it certainly wasn't in general use, though.

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