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    Dear Teachers

    could you please explain to me the idioms in the following :

    ( I am just a wee bit lazy)

    and what is meant by MS in the following passage

    I also love mysteries but almost never solve them on my own.
    I cold blame that on the MS (which is a brain disease, you know),
    but before I ever got the disease, I was never clever enough to
    figure out 'who done it'.

    Thanks

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    MS is short for multiple sclerosis. It is not a brain disease.

    :)

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    Re: idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by koko
    Dear Teachers

    could you please explain to me the idioms in the following :

    ( I am just a wee bit lazy)

    and what is meant by MS in the following passage

    I also love mysteries but almost never solve them on my own.
    I cold blame that on the MS (which is a brain disease, you know),
    but before I ever got the disease, I was never clever enough to
    figure out 'who done it'.

    Thanks

    I am just a wee bit lazy means I am just a little lazy. "A bit", in that construction means "to a small degree". The word wee, which also means small, just emphasizes the smallness of the laziness.

    MS is an abbreviation/initialism for multiple sclerosis.

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    Hm. I thought he was explaining that he was just a wee bit lazy for the reason that he didn't look up MS.

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Hm. I thought he was explaining that he was just a wee bit lazy for the reason that he didn't look up MS.

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    MS is short for multiple sclerosis. It is not a brain disease.

    :)
    Well, MS can affect more than the brain, but it is a brain disease. :wink:

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    'Wee' is common among Scottish speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    MS is short for multiple sclerosis. It is not a brain disease.

    :)
    Well, MS can affect more than the brain, but it is a brain disease. :wink:
    I stand corrected.

    :wink:



    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    MS is short for multiple sclerosis. It is not a brain disease.

    :)
    Well, MS can affect more than the brain, but it is a brain disease. :wink:
    I stand corrected.

    :wink:



    :)
    :wink:

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