Gazza is 'showing her up'

2007-01-08 14:01

In this quote - 'The man took a position today to show me up on national television. Everyone could see that' - what does 'show me up' mean?

Break it in

2007-01-05 13:56

In the news, the NBA started the New Year with leather balls, replacing synthetic balls introduced just two months ago at the beginning of the 2006-07 season.

Stay the course

2006-12-29 11:28

"Stay the course", a favorite tagline of US President George Bush, was named top catch phrase of 2006...

Turn something on its head (continued)

2006-12-25 13:58

Continuing with our discussion of the phrase "turn something on its head", let me give a few examples culled from news reports.

Turning a problem on its head

2006-12-22 16:45

When you turn something on its head, you twist it, turn it sideways or upside-down.

The fifth element

2006-12-18 11:25

I want to know how it is like and what it takes to be a columnist. Can you shed some light on this?

Argus, Io, Hera, Zeus and Hermes

2006-12-15 10:20

In Chinese legend, we have heavenly people who have "eyes that penetrate a thousand miles" and can detect what you and I can't see, or "ears that ride the wind" and can hear what the Greeks are saying from across the seas.

Don't worry, look 'em up

2006-12-11 11:25

Suppose I'm reading an article and in it I find ten new words. What do I do? Do I look 'em up or do I ignore them? ...

Neither here nor there?

2006-12-08 11:21

Neither here nor there - simple and familiar words they are, so familiar that we sometimes ignore them.

Cutthroat, breakneck

2006-12-04 14:02

Whenever I have time, I like to answer questions from readers in the form of a dialogue, in detail.

Double take on success

2006-12-01 14:46

Readers who write to me often share these traits. One, their English is good. Two, they are successful. Three, they have problems. Is there a link?

Home record, road record

2006-11-27 14:54

I'm a Yao Ming fan. Actually I like Tim Duncan best but I have to say in public that I'm a Yao Ming fan. I'm from Shanghai, you see, Yao's home city.

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