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    What are mean ?

    Hello;
    There are some phrase and word that I would like to know its mean.
    Please tell me about their mean and make a sentences by them for me.
    Thanks for your kindness
    Mehdi Molavi

    1. Do you mean it ?
    2. The more the merrier
    3. Comer
    4. Go off around
    5. Fall over

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    Re: What are mean ?

    1. Do you mean it?
    used when checking that you have understood what someone has said.


    2. The more the merrier: used to tell someone that you will be happy if they join you in something you are doing.
    "Do you mind if I come with you?" "Sure - the more the merrier."



    3. Comer
    anyone who is interested, especially anyone who wants to take part in a competition.


    4. Go off around
    Wish you had written the sentence.
    "go off" has several meanings.
    sirens started to go off around the area. It means sirens started to make warning sounds.
    He goes off without a word. It means he leaves somewhere without a word.

    5. Fall over
    fall onto the ground
    The books fell over.

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    Re: What are mean ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rain2005 View Post
    Hello;

    2. The more the merrier
    This is a construction you'll come across occasionally.
    This means "The more people we have, the merrier we will be".
    A man who likes fat women might say "the fatter the better" = "The fatter she is, the better it will be".

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    Re: What are mean ?

    I'm not a teacher.

    Hi rain2005,

    1. more the merrier, the
    The larger the number involved, the better the occasion.
    For example, “John's invited all his family to come along, and why not? The more the merrier.”
    "The more the merrier; the fewer, the better fare" (meaning "with fewer there would be more to eat")
    2. comer (n)

    1. One that arrives or comes: free food for all comers.
    2. One showing promise of attaining success: a political comer.

    comer = 1. one that arrives: arrival, visitor.
    2. one showing much promise: rising star, up-and-comer.

    3. go off around

    go around = an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt

    go round. Satisfy a demand or need, as in “Is there enough food to go around?

    There was no sort of law against erm employing people without a certain amount of rest and erm that was employed, er that was occupied that office from first thing in the morning when the bus went out from five o'clock and erm he would, the depot clerk would go off round about dinner time, there'd be his relief who came on at nine o'clock and worked with him until dinner time and he'd carry on till five and then we had, what was called, the cashiers come on duty then, there was a cashier and erm a hand.

    4. fall over = fall forward and down; "The old woman went over without a sound"

    drop accidentally to ground: to drop accidentally to the ground, especially by tumbling from an upright position or tripping over something
    I fell over a pile of books that had been left on the floor.
    Be careful that you don't fall over!

    Regards

    V.

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