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    Default "to get the cold shoulder"



    "Undoubtedly, America will remain committed to Israel's security and continued existence. The US will not take Israel hostage because of Netanyahu's conduct, but anything beyond that we should expect to get the cold shoulder."
    More: Netanyahu gambled, we'll pay - Israel Opinion, Ynetnews

    In the given text we have to get the cold shoulder while in dictionary we have give the cold shoulder. Is it correct to use get instead of give?

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    Default Re: "to get the cold shoulder"

    Do you understand the relationship between "get" and "give"?

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    Default Re: "to get the cold shoulder"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Do you understand the relationship between "get" and "give"?
    No, I don't.

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    Default Re: "to get the cold shoulder"

    Do you mean that give is synonym for get?

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    Default Re: "to get the cold shoulder"

    No, not synonyms. One person gives a thing and the other person gets it. I give it to you, you get it from me.

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    Default Re: "to get the cold shoulder"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Do you mean that give is synonym for get?

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    If you get something, you receive it. What, in your opinion does it mean if you give something, would you say it's the same?

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    Default Re: "to get the cold shoulder"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If you get something, you receive it. What, in your opinion does it mean if you give something, would you say it's the same?
    Surely not.

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    Default Re: "to get the cold shoulder"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Do you understand the relationship between "get" and "give"?
    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    No, I don't.
    Originally Posted by bhaisahab
    If you get something, you receive it. What, in your opinion does it mean if you give something, would you say it's the same?





    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Surely not.
    Now you know the answer to SoothingDave's question then.

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