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    Seeking a phrase!

    hello there,
    I came across a phrase meaning " diagonally opposite corner" in a building. Used like the room (or the toilet etc.)is in the ______ corner of the building.
    i forgot. plz anybody help me.
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    Re: Seeking a phrase!

    I would say "kitty-corner." Some folks say "catty-corner," while others might say "cater-corner."

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    Re: Seeking a phrase!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shad View Post
    hello there,
    I came across a phrase meaning " diagonally opposite corner" in a building. Used like the room (or the toilet etc.)is in the ______ corner of the building.
    i forgot. plz anybody help me.
    Thank you
    There is nothing wrong with "diagonally-opposite corner."

    Quish gave you some other alternatives, but they are less formal than yours.

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    Re: Seeking a phrase!

    I have heard of 'Apple corner'. Is there a term

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    Re: Seeking a phrase!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shad View Post
    I have heard of 'Apple corner'. Is there a term
    I've never heard it.


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    #6

    Re: Seeking a phrase!

    I would probably just say something like "It's in the far left/right corner".

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    Re: Seeking a phrase!

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieCook View Post
    I would probably just say something like "It's in the far left/right corner".
    Hmmm. Right or left from where?

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