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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
In the 2008 Batman film, "The Dark Knight," star Christian Bale stood on the ledge of what famous building rather than allowing his stunt double to stand in?
stunt double = body double, stand in
stand in = to act as a stand in
stand in (n) = one who substitutes for an actor while the lights and camera are adjusted or during hazardous action
Which of these movie stars worked as a make-up artist for a funeral home before hitting it big as an actor?
hitting the big = prosper, be fortunate
Passing traffic has splashed the wall up with mud.
She was splashed from head to foot.
splash = cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; sprinkle, spatter
The water splashed on the floor.
splash = scatter
She splashed thick gravy over the tablecloth.
splash = spill
The garden was splashed with bright flowers.
splash = mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture; cause to appear splashed or spattered
It was like a splash of color on a dark surface.
splash = vivid impression; a patch of bright color
She fell into the water with a showy splash.
splash = the sound like water splashing
There is a splash of ink on the carpet.
You have to add a splash of soda-water to a glass of whiskey.
splash = a small quantity of something moist or liquid
He made a great splash and then disappeared.
The brilliant young pianist, barely 14 years old, made quite a splash on the concert circuit.
splash = a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
Thank you for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 09-Dec-2009 at 10:09.