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    #11

    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We don't use this expression, though we might say I have seen this movie as many times as the number of hairs on my head.

    (Since you ask, the average human scalp has 100,000 hair follicles. [read more])
    That is interesting because it's exactly similar to the expression in our language.

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    #12

    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    A simple way to say this in American English is I've seen this film more times than I can count.
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    #13

    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We don't use this expression, though we might say I have seen this movie as many times as the number of hairs on my head.

    (Since you ask, the average human scalp has 100,000 hair follicles. [read more])
    But unlike "more times than I've had hot dinners", this one is not in the dictionary.

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    #14

    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We don't use this expression, though we might say I have seen this movie as many times as the number of hairs on my head.

    (Since you ask, the average human scalp has 100,000 hair follicles. [read more])

    I am sorry but I have not been able to find examples of this on the Internet.

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    #15

    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    That is interesting because it's exactly the same as the expression in our language.
    See above.
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    #16

    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    See above.

    I'm sorry but I don't understand. Is "as many times as the number of hairs on my head" a common and fixed expression or did our friend translate my idiom?

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    #17

    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    We don't say exactly similar.

    If two things are identical they are the same. If they are similar they resemble each other, but they are not identical.
    Last edited by Tarheel; 12-Feb-2020 at 06:23. Reason: Fix text
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    #18

    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    We don't say exactly similar.

    If two things are identical they arr3 the same. If they are similar they resemble each other, but they are not identical.
    I see your point. But is "as many times as the number of hairs on my head" a common and fixed expression?

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    #19

    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I see your point. But is "as many times as the number of hairs on my head" a common and fixed expression?
    No. I don't think I've ever heard it used. It sounds rather odd to me.
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    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    No. I don't think I've ever heard it used. It sounds rather odd to me.
    But it was suggested by ROVER who happens to be a native speaker. But then again his is British, I presume.

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