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    #1

    A little proud

    What is meaning of 'a little proud'?

    tnx


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    #2

    Re: A little proud

    Quote Originally Posted by Rok View Post
    What is meaning of 'a little proud'?

    tnx
    Ein bisschen stolz sein.


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    #3

    Re: A little proud

    Depends on the context. A nail that is not driven home and has its head above the wood is "a little proud".


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    #4

    Re: A little proud

    I did not know the idiom to drive home to sy sg originates from the idea of driving a nail in a surface.


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    Re: A little proud

    It doesn't, but if you are hammering nails into something, then they must be driven home - have no raised bits that can be felt. The same is used for screws. There - you have another usage to add to your vocabulary!

    On the other hand, if you are pegging timbers with wooden pegs, the pegs must be left a little proud as they will need further hammering as the timber settles.


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    Re: A little proud

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    There - you have another usage to add to your vocabulary!
    All are grist for my vocabulary mill.

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