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    A man of action and action man

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    Can these expressions be used interchangeably?


    A man of action is someone who prefers to do things rather than think about and discuss them.

    Action man- a man who enjoys dangerous pastimes. The name comes from a toy figurine popular in the 1960s and 1970s.

    Source:http://www.amazon.com/British-Englis.../dp/1620875772

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    Re: A man of action and action man

    You have identified a significant difference between the phrases, so how can they be used interchangeably?

    I don't know how the source link is meant to be helpful.
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    Re: A man of action and action man

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You have identified a significant difference between the phrases, so how can they be used interchangeably?




    I don't know how the source link is meant to be helpful.
    For examle, Using ''action man'' to refer to someone who prefers to do things rathen than discuss them, and using ''a man of action'' to talk about someone who likes dangerous pastimes. As they look similar, I decided to ask perhaps it is possible to use them interchangeably.


    Sorry, if the link is not helpful. The book has many interesting terms in it, so I thought I would mention it. A learner of English might find it quite helpful :)

    Another interesting(in my opinion) expression was: ''I don't Adam and Eve it!''
    Last edited by sondra; 01-Feb-2016 at 13:25.

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    Re: A man of action and action man

    That's an example of Cockney rhyming slang.

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    Re: A man of action and action man

    You can't use
    action man in place of man of action. The definitions you provided illustrate that they don't mean the same thing.
    I am not a teacher.

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