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    Good afternoon,
    Could you tell me what does it mean "to do sth from tide to tide"? I suspect sth but I'm not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat's_eyes View Post
    Good afternoon,
    Could you tell me what does it mean "to do sth from tide to tide"? I suspect sth but I'm not sure.
    What does "sth" mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Searching for language View Post
    What does "sth" mean?
    haha... sth = something...

    People do that.

    BBIAB = be back in a bit.
    bcoz
    CRAFT = Can't remember a f**ing thing.

    endless list.

    "from tide to tide" I guess it has something to do with time, in this case, the period between a high tide and the next high tide, which is 12 hours. So.... it could be:

    You have to do something before the next high tide.
    You have 12 hours to do something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cat's_eyes View Post
    Good afternoon,
    Could you tell me what does it mean "to do sth from tide to tide"? I suspect sth but I'm not sure.
    It must be an altered version of the idiomatic
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

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    I knew what it meant, but I thought that since this is a site for learning proper English, whole words were encouraged and expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Searching for language View Post
    I knew what it meant, but I thought that since this is a site for learning proper English, whole words were encouraged and expected.
    I knew (,) you knew.

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    Default Re: from tide to tide

    and now I know it too

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    Thank you for explanation :)

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    Hi!

    I've never heard the expression 'from tide to tide'. Could it be 'from time to time', which means 'sometimes' - this is a common expression in English.

    e.g. "I go to the cinema from time to time"

    James

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    Yes, I know 'from time to time', but it's clearly 'from tide to tide' and I think it rather means '12 hours a day' or 'all the time'. What do you think?

    Toplessness has never been widespread, but one incident caused that defiant women were offing their tops from tide to tide.

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