Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Pair"

The meaning of "Pair" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does You've got a pair of spuds on you, I'll give you that. mean?
A: Spuds is sometimes slang for balls (testicles). They are saying that the person is brave -'You've got balls'.
Q: What does That's another pair of shoes. mean?
A: i would assume you heard this as a saying (but i've never heard it)

i would assume it means "that's a different subject/case/etc"
Q: What does The pair of them shared a love for Ice cream , and [quietly for each other]. mean?
A: It means that two people loved ice cream and loved each other.

I believe "quietly" means they didn't tell each other that they loved the other.
Q: What does “You have got so many pairs of jeans” - explain please why “got” ? mean?
A: The phrase HAVE GOT means the same as HAVE and, in most cases, they're completely interchangeable: I have two dogs = I've got two dogs. The negative form is HAVEN'T GOT: I need to improve my Russian, but I haven't got time = but I don't have time.
Q: What does "a pair of skates"? mean?
A: A pair of skates means two skates, or one set. Like a pair of shoes or a pair of slippers. Pair = two

Example sentences using "Pair"

Q: Please show me example sentences with a safe pair of hands.
A:

A reliable, if somewhat dull, person who can be entrusted not to make a mistake with a task.

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'The next leader of the [political] party should be a safe pair of hands.'

'Colleagues regard her as a safe pair of hands.'

'That struggling company really needs a leader who is a safe pair of hands and can make some positive changes.'

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Its original meaning applied to someone in cricket who could be relied upon never to drop the ball (applied nowadays to goalkeepers as well)
Q: Please show me example sentences with can you find rhyming pairs for these clues?

1 paperback Thief

2 closet to keep a sweeping tool
.
A: 1. Book crook
2. Broom room

Son difíciles!
Q: Please show me example sentences with a fresh pair of eyes
Does it mean the same with a fresh perspective?.
A:

You are correct – a fresh perspective.

Let's come back tomorrow and look at this with a fresh pair of eyes.

Let's give this project to Martin; maybe a fresh pair of eyes is exactly what it needs.

I think I need 3 cups of coffee and a fresh pair of eyes before I can work out what is wrong with this file.

Etc
Q: Please show me example sentences with pair of, pairs of.
A: I have 20 pairs of shoes (more than one pair - plural). My favourite pair of socks are ruined (one pair - singular).
Q: Please show me example sentences with a pair of(the more the better).
A: "I like this pair of shoes"
Can't think of any others 😅

Synonyms of "Pair" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Why do you have two pairs of the same shoes?
What is each of the pairs for? and Why do you have two the same pairs of the shoes?
What is each of the pairs for? ?
A: The difference is "Why do you have two the same pairs of the shoes" is wrong, and "Why do you have two pairs of the same shoes" is right
Q: What is the difference between ai pair and babysister ?
A: au pair = la persona está en tu casa todo el día, todos los días (más o menos) con los hijos. babysitter = la persona está allí una noche para que podáis ir al cine.
Q: What is the difference between a pair of gloves. and a couple of gloves. ?
A: Just 3-5 is "a couple of gloves" more than that is "a lot of gloves"

Yes the pair of gloves is correct ^^
Q: What is the difference between One pair of shoes and A pair of shoes ?
A: It means the same thing.
Q: What is the difference between pair of and couple of ?
A: Pair of=2 objects are included
Couple of=more than 2 objects involve

Translations of "Pair"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? ‎Rewrite each pair of sentences as one sentence.
Use defining or non-defining relative clauses and correct punctuation.
1 My dad’s car broke down last week. He’d only bought
it a few months ago.
2 The boy is her ex-boyfriend. She was dancing with him.
A: 01) My dad's car, that had been bought a few months ago, broke down last week.
02) She was dancing with the boy who is her ex-boyfriend.
03) We slept in the room that was really tiny.
04) My friend, whose father is English, moved to London.

01) being an adventurer (?)
02) built only five years ago
03) performed by our classmate, Reese
04) not wanting to keep arguing/not keeping arguing (?)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 她有一双迷人的眼睛。She has a pair of fascinating eyes.这样说有没有错误,谢谢你们的回答。
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? What does “a pair of fried eggs held back to back” means? “It’s shape resembles a pair of fried eggs held back to back.” This is about Milky Way.
A: it quite literally means that the shape is like two fried eggs held back to back

basically a ball in the center of a disk
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? I found me a pair
A: It means the same as "I found a pair", but it's dialect from the southern states of America (roughly speaking), and would be considered uneducated by some people.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? how to ask for being together like pair
A: do you mean dating, like a couple?

or just going somewhere together?

Other questions about "Pair"

Q: The most expensive pair of sneakers that I ever bought. Does this sound natural?
A: Sounds good! The "that" in your sentence is optional, and many English speakers would just say "the most expensive pair of sneakers I ever bought" but either way sounds natural.

With the brand name:
My NT 4000's are the most expensive pair of sneakers I ever bought
Q: I like this pair of glasses a lot. Can I try ___ on?

A. it B. them

Why them? I thought "it" would be used here to refer to "this pair".. m(._.)m
A: B.

For some reason, it considers "pair of glasses" as plural, so it would be "them." Same thing with pants, underwear, shorts etc. If "pair of X" it will be "them."
Q: Such pretty a pair of eyes. Does this sound natural?
A: Such a pretty pair of eyes.

Or

Such pretty eyes!
Q: What does "grow a pair" in line 102 mean?
A: It's an abbreviation for "Grow a pair of testicles".

Men are supposed to be tough and strong. When people say "grow a pair", they mean "you're acting like a girl. you should be more manly and strong"
Q: Which is correct, "a new pair of shoes" or "a pair of new shoes"?
A: Both are correct.

A new pair of shoes = maybe the shoes are new (they probably are), but not necessarily. They could just be new compared to how things were before. (For example: These shoes are dirty. I'm going to go back home and put on a new pair of shoes.)

A pair of new shoes = the shoes are brand new, they haven't been used.

Most of the time you'll hear the first version.

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