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Thread: Meaning

  1. mohammad



    Dear teacher

    would you please help me

    1)He's as straight as a gun barrel =She's as honest as the day is long (are these terms alike? (in the sense of meaning). Are they common?

    2)Which one of these two terms{A cross word , crossís words} are preferable ?(Iíve seen both of them)

    Yours truly,

  2. Editor,
    English Teacher
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    Re: Meaning

    1- They mean the same to me, though 'as the day is long' is more common in British English.
    2- If you mean the puzzle, I'd write it as one word- crossword.

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