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    Idiom

    Hi Teacher,
    What is the meaning of ' HARD AND FAST RULE'. I have one more doubt .
    What is the correct preposition goes with 'DISCLOSE'.
    Which of the following line is correct?
    Sorry for not disclosing the information from you.
    or
    sorry for not disclosing the information to you.
    Kindly reply as soon as possible.
    Thanks and regards
    Mary

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    Re: Idiom

    Welcome, maryap.

    hard and fast
    Defined, fixed, invariable, as in We have hard and fast rules for this procedure. This term originally was applied to a vessel that has come out of water, either by running aground or being put in dry dock, and is therefore unable to move. By the mid-1800s it was being used figuratively.

    Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
    Copyright © 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.


    disclosing . . . to you
    EX: Sorry for not disclosing the information (to you).
    => in your direction

    disclosing . . . for you
    EX: Sorry for not disclosing the information for you.
    => on your behalf

    disclosing . . . from you
    EX: Sorry for not disclosing the information from you. <ungrammatical>


    Correction
    1. I have one more question, not I have one more doubt.
    2. What is the correct preposition that goes with 'DISCLOSE'?

    All the best.

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