- Where do u get off meaning?
- What’s that when it’s at home origin?
- How are you off for money meaning?
- How do you use the word off?
- Is it to at or to the T?
- Why is it called Dressed to the nines?
- Why do we say down to at?
- Where do you get off origin?
- Where did the phrase to at come from?
- Is he home or is he at home?
- Who’s he when he’s at home meaning?
- Is off or off?
- Who’s she when she’s at home meaning?
- Where can I get off?
- What do u mean by off?
- What is the origin of how’s you?
Where do u get off meaning?
It means to leave a place or to help someone to leave a place.
He will get off straight after the meeting..
What’s that when it’s at home origin?
It’s Greek : from the Greek. That means the transmigration of souls. ‘What’s your name when you’re at home?’ ‘And what, pray, is wrong with Lourdes when it’s at home?’
How are you off for money meaning?
phrasal verb. If someone rips you off, they cheat you by charging you too much money for something or by selling you something that is broken or damaged. [informal]
How do you use the word off?
Off normally functions as an adverb or a preposition but it can also function as an adjective and, more rarely, as a noun. As an adverb its general meaning is away, as in ‘If you don’t need me any more I’ll be off’ or not on or not connected to something, as in ‘She tried to push the dog off but it kept jumping up’.
Is it to at or to the T?
to a T to a tee You can use to a T or to a tee to mean perfectly or exactly right. For example, if something suits you to a T, it suits you perfectly. If you have an activity or skill down to a T, you have succeeded in doing it exactly right. Everything had to be rehearsed down to a T.
Why is it called Dressed to the nines?
Still another clothing origin suggests that the phrase descends from the Old English saying “dressed to the eyes,” which, because Old English was weird, was written as “dressed to then eyne.” The thinking goes that someone at some point heard “then eyne” and mistook it for “the nine” or “the nines.”
Why do we say down to at?
Origin of Down to a T Tittle means a small dot or stroke, such as the dot over the letter i or the cross throughout the letter t. This is evidence that perhaps down to a t is short for down to a tittle, meaning everything is complete, including the minutest aspects.
Where do you get off origin?
This expression, alluding to the use of tall horses by high-ranking persons, dates from the late 1700s. Similarly, off one’s high horse means “less arrogantly, more humbly,” as in I wish she’d get off her high horse and be more friendly. It dates from the early 1900s, but is heard less often today.
Where did the phrase to at come from?
The origins of this phrase are uncertain, but it has been observed in print since at least 1766, and likely was around well before that. The potentially related phrase “to a tittle” is found in a 1607 play, The Woman Hater by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher (“I’ll quote him to a tittle”).
Is he home or is he at home?
“He is at home” is formally correct English. “He is home” is colloquial, spoken English. In terms of strict formal grammar, it is less correct, although there isn’t a native English speaker anywhere who would be bothered by it.
Who’s he when he’s at home meaning?
The “when he’s at home” bit is a rather silly British colloquialism. It means “may I ask?!” (said in a sarcastic way). Oxford definition: When ———’s at home (British) Used to add humorous emphasis to a question about someone’s identity.
Is off or off?
Conversation and informal writing? Sure! The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (4th ed.) says: “The compound preposition off of is generally regarded as informal and is best avoided in formal speech and writing: He stepped off (not off of) the platform.”
Who’s she when she’s at home meaning?
who’s—when—’s at home a humorously emphatic way of asking about someone’s identity. British.
Where can I get off?
If you tell someone where to get off, you tell them in a rather rude way that you are not going to do or agree to what they want.
What do u mean by off?
off adverb (AWAY FROM) away from a place or position, especially the present place, position, or time: He drove off at the most incredible speed.
What is the origin of how’s you?
“My Russian and Yiddish speaking grandmother would always ask, ‘So, how’s by you?’ , meaning how’s everything with you and at your house. We always thought that form was borrowed from Yiddish. But as I’ve studied Russian, it seems to be translated from Russian.”…Personal Zone»Forums»Chat Rooms»May 16, 2006