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    stunt double/stand in/hitting in big/splash/

    Dear teachers,

    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.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 09-Dec-2009 at 11:09.

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    Exclamation Re: stunt double/stand in/hitting in big/splash/

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    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," starring Christian Bale stood on the ledge of (what) that famous building rather than allowing his stunt double to stand in?

    stunt double = body double, stand in=A stunt double stands in for the actor when the action or fight scene gets dangerous or goes beyond the capabilities of the actor. To become a stunt double, you must be in excellent physical condition and have special skills.

    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 actions in film

    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= to come to limelight

    Passing traffic has splashed the wall up with mud.

    She was splashed from head to foot with muddy water.

    splash = cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; sprinkle, spatter= soil by dashing masses or particles of water, mud, or the like

    The water splashed on the floor.

    splash = scatter

    She splashed thick gravy over the tablecloth.

    splash over= spill= splash something on/over/with etc something
    She splashed cold water on her face.

    The garden was splashed with bright flowers, come and enjoy its natural beauty.

    splash with= mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture; cause to appear splashed or spattered
    splash out =to spend a lot of money on something
    We splashed out more than $1 million to buy a new house

    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= the sound of water hitting her body

    There is a splash of ink on the carpet. = a mark made by the ink

    You have to add a splash of soda-water to a glass of whiskey.

    splash = a small quantity of something moist or liquid added to the drink

    He made a great splash and then disappeared.
    Make a splash=to do something that gets a lot of public attention
    The brilliant young pianist, barely 14 years old, made quite a splash on the concert circuit.

    Make a splash = a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Fine examples with few needing minor modifications.

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