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    don't get it #4

    "I was on your Web site, and you have some pictures and videos of your partying like ******* animals"

    1.Is it grammatical and not clumsy
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol
    It's rather clumsy- it also means something slightly different- it suggests that the partying was probably a one-off event
    what does it mean?? "a one-off event"??

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    Re: don't get it #4

    Quote Originally Posted by wendy
    "I was on your Web site, and you have some pictures and videos of your partying like ******* animals"

    1.Is it grammatical and not clumsy
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol
    It's rather clumsy- it also means something slightly different- it suggests that the partying was probably a one-off event
    what does it mean?? "a one-off event"??
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    For TDOL. (I'm not sure what one-off means either).

    My guess is it means a one-time event, something that has happened before and won't happen again. +|

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    Re: don't get it #4

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    For TDOL. (I'm not sure what one-off means either).

    My guess is it (a one-off event) means a one-time event, something that has happened before and won't happen again. +|
    I'm not TDOL, but I can tell you that you are right Mike! You don't use 'one-off' in AE?

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    Re: don't get it #4

    Quote Originally Posted by shane
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    For TDOL. (I'm not sure what one-off means either).

    My guess is it (a one-off event) means a one-time event, something that has happened before and won't happen again. +|
    I'm not TDOL, but I can tell you that you are right Mike! You don't use 'one-off' in AE?
    I've only seen it on this forum.

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    Shane's right; it's a common enough term in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Shane's right; it's a common enough term in the UK.
    So I gather. Any idea whence it came? :?

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    I have no idea- is it something to do with hunting?

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    PS- It has a plural.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    PS- It has a plural.
    How can a one-time event have a plural?

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    You could have a series of events, each of which was unique.

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