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Thread: throw stones

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    #11

    Re: throw stones

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Acrtually, I have often heard (and used) throw stones to mean criticize or verbally attack.

    So, no, it doesn't mean skipping exercise. It means saying unkind things about exercise — denigrating it, poo-pooing it, dismissing it, bad-mouthing it.
    Actually.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #12

    Re: throw stones

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Actually.
    Yes, actually.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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