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    Quote Originally Posted by Philly View Post
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    I just meant that I'm not a particularly good actor. So if I try to act out a conversation, it doesn't always exactly sound the same as a real life conversation. And that's one reason I will never become a big movie star.
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    Aha! I see - "to make it big" = "to succeed". Am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    Aha! I see - "to make it big" = "to succeed". Am I right?
    - to succeed in a big way [have your name up in lights etc]: I'll show them. I'll make it real big one day.

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    - to succeed in a big way [have your name up in lights etc]: I'll show them. I'll make it real big one day.

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    Oh, thanks... I didn't know that "show" can be used in such a (shall I use the article here?) meaning. However, we use it just in the same way, in Czech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    Oh, thanks... I didn't know that "show" can be used in such a (shall I use the article here?) meaning. However, we use it just in the same way, in Czech.
    Yes, if you're going to use "such" - it'd be more colloquial though to say something like "I didn't know 'show' could be used with that meaning" or "I didn't know 'show' could be used with a meaning like that" or "I didn't know 'show' could be used in that sense'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philly View Post
    So if I try to act out a conversation, it doesn't always exactly sound the same as a real life
    Why didn't you use "often doesn't" there?

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