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    get worse vs. get poor vs. flinch

    His English is "getting worse" or "getting poor" or "flinching".
    Are they all correct? If so, which one is most common? Thank you!

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    Re: get worse vs. get poor vs. flinch

    What definition of 'flinch' have you found in dictionaries that you think means 'get worse/get poor'?
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    Re: get worse vs. get poor vs. flinch

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What definition of 'flinch' have you found in dictionaries that you think means 'get worse/get poor'?
    Sorry, I looked at a Chinese dictionary. In the dictionary, the word 'flinch' means going backwards. As I understood, 'going backwards' means worse than before. For example, 'they said I have a flinch'.

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    Re: get worse vs. get poor vs. flinch

    "Flinch" can mean recoiling or drawing back. But it doesn't fit your sentence. I would stick with English dictionaries.

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