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    Hi,
    Dear teachers.
    I want to upchuck over you correct?
    ''You should husband your time'' what does it mean?

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    i'm not a teacher. the phrase means "save your time". "husband" here means "economize (a thing) so that it may last out"

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    Default Re: husband

    Quote Originally Posted by guzhao67 View Post
    i'm not a teacher. the phrase means "save your time". "husband" here means "economize (a thing) so that it may last out"
    It's no accident that the first part of husband (related to 'house') means the same as the first part of economize (Greek, οικος - a house)

    But where does your 'upchuck' sentence come from? Do you really mean 'I want to vomit over you'; it's an unusual thing to make a choice about! Anyway, I've rarely heard 'upchuck' except in American films; the Br English is 'throw up' (less formal than 'vomit', and less euphemistic than 'be sick').

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