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

The meaning of "Phrase" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does How do I understand the phrase "dictated but not read" , when I received a personal letter from someone I really don't know? mean?
A: dictated not read means the person that "wrote" the letter said the whole thing to another person who wrote down what they said. the person the letter is from then did not actual read the letter to check for mistakes
Q: What does the underlined phrase mean?
A: I would assume it means that they would like to go someplace. I dont have enough of the whole sentence to tell you for sure.

a passport is a documention that allows a person to enter a country.

an escape is when you are leaving a situation or place for somewhere better.

in this case, they are using those two concepts in a figurative way.
Q: What does this phrase mean " I'm just not up to things " mean?
A: You do not feel like participating in whatever activity is being done.
Q: What does To phrase the term otherwise, mean?
A: @tomm: It means to explain; re-word; re-phrase; describe; to explain in a different way; to describe using different words.
Q: What does phrases used to describe an earworm mean?
A: An earworm is a piece of music that gets stuck in your head, repeating.
Phrases used to describe an earworm would be different ways people try to say what an earworm is.

Example sentences using "Phrase"

Q: Please show me example sentences with phrase with DO AWAY. thanks guys 🙏🏻.
A: Do away- to get rid of. (Not a common phrase) you should do away with those old shoes.
Q: Please show me example sentences with I need some phrases with COME AWAY.
A: come away from there!

¡sal de allí!

The leaves will then come away from the core easily.

Las hojas luego saldrán del núcleo fácilmente.


It's a dream come true to come away with a medal

Es un sueño hecho realidad salir con una medalla
Q: Please show me example sentences with phrases with THINK UP. Thanks .
A: This is not a common phrase. THINK OF means the same and is much more common.
"I can't think of/think up anything to give her for her birthday."
"Can you think of/think up a reason to loan him the money?"
"The truth is worse that anything you can think of/think up."
Q: Please show me example sentences with when can I use this phrase. I know right.
A: I know right is actually an answer when you agree with someone's statement.

For example you say : The movie was amazing!
And your friend's answer : IKR or I know right!
Q: Please show me example sentences with phrase verbs .
A: Phrasal verbs.

to call off (to cancel)

We had to call off the meeting because Frank was ill.

to look up (to search for)

I had to look up that word because I didn't know what it meant.

to throw away (to discard)

Don't throw away that box. I might need it later.

Synonyms of "Phrase" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between phrase and sentence ?
A: Phrase is a group of words with a special idiomatic meaning.
'to be in the know,' 'to lob shells,' 'to upset the applecart,' 'brazen hussy' are phrases, but not sentences.
'I am not trying to upset the applecart' is a sentence. Although some people may call sentences phrases (but not vice versa), according to my understanding, full sentences are not phrases.
Q: What is the difference between The phrase is used to someone close to you. and The phrase is used for someone close to you. ?
A: I would highly recommend you use the second one " the phrase is used for someone close to you"

there is no difference, when it is used for someone close to you, it's for the person.

When it's used to someone close to you, it's when the phrase is used directly to the person, I hope this makes sense
Q: What is the difference between phrase and sentence ?
A: A sentence is a complete idea with at least one subject and verb and is not a dependent clause.
Ex. He ran to the store
She is with him.

A phrase is a incomplete idea that either lacks a subject or verb or is a dependent clause.
Ex. Ran to the store (no subject)
When he ran to the store (dependent clause)
Q: What is the difference between phrase and sentence ?
A: Sometimes they are the same. But phrase also can mean just a few words, only part of a sentence.
Q: What is the difference between phrase and compound sentences ?
A: phrase is not a sentence it could be more than 2 words

compound sentence is have subjects and objects together with conjunctions e.g. and/or/but to express or describe something that you would like to share

Translations of "Phrase"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I often hear a phrase "Holy shit", where does "holy" come from? I think you use "holy" as like "legendary" to emphasize something, am I right?
A: Did you want corrections, or were you interested in an actual answer?

--> "I often hear *the* phrase "Holy shit", where does "holy" come from? I think you use "holy" like "legendary" to emphasize something, am I right?"

I think it originates from people using religious names to swear/curse with, like "Holy Mary", "Jesus Christ" or "God~". So since they were taboo, especially around/among religious people, people would change them around to be less offending or even humorous, yet could still be said with the same emotion or meaning and still be swearing. "Holy" can be combined with just about any noun and be used like a swear. In the Batman TV series in the 60s, Robin made it fun to make up "holy ~" phrases to suit the situation. Then people combine them with other swears to create even worse phrases. It continually evolves.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? phrase for 'ruin a plan'
A: I think the most common idiom (in the US) would be, "it didn't work out" or "it didn't pan out".
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? this phrase "happy in my skin"
what does that mean?
A: If you are happy in your own skin, it means you are happy with who you are (ie, you like yourself and you don't dream of being a different person).
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? phrase
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "老乡"is a phrase that widely used in Chinese to describe people from the same place as you.So is there a corresponding English words?
A: It's not very frequently used, but you could say "A fellow Londoner", or "A fellow Chicagoan".

"Yes, I know of him. [He is] a fellow San Franciscan."

Knowing the word for a resident of a city is hard. I'm not sure what my city (Minneapolis) would be. Maybe Minneapolite? Minneapolitan?

Other questions about "Phrase"

Q: ‎Why in the phrase "when you're needing your space" the "of" is not used???
A: When you need your space = When you are needing your space. They mean the same. I prefer the first sentence because it is simpler and says the same thing, but the second way is also popular.
Q: The phrase "I'm gonna walk the dog" sounds natural?

And the phrase "I'm gonna walk the Max" (Max is a dog) sounds natural?
A: The phrase "I'm gonna walk the dog" sounds natural but the second phrase does not. instead, you would say "I'm gonna walk Max."
Q: Could you help me with the phrase "Come in", please?

As far as I can gather, the first example that comes to mind is the one where a person stands in the room and welcomes his guest in by saying "Come in, please".

But what if the person who welcomes the guest stands outside his own room and invites the guest to enter first. Should he say "Go in, please" instead, or "Come in, please" will also be acceptable?
A: “Go in, please” is correct for when the speaker stands outside the room they are referring to. Really good job noticing the subtle differences!! Just because people don’t always follow grammar rules exactly, “Come in, please” would also be acceptable/common even though it isn’t 100% proper.
Q: hello:) does the phrase "ride or die" can be used only by black people? i read something like this and i want to be sure
A: No, it is not a race-specific phrase. Anyone can use it, and you can see all kinds of people use it from different backgrounds.

Editing to add some information: The phrase originated with bikers (motorcyclists) to express an extreme level of passion, devotion and commitment to something. Race was unrelated to it. The phrase has been used in numerous contexts to express that same concept of extreme commitment or devotion to something or someone. A cause, a relationship, a hobby, a lifestyle, etc. In relatively recent history, it has become popular to use this phrase in hip-hop music and subsequently associated with African American culture, especially when using it to talk about "ride or die" in relationships or even more specifically a woman who acts this way towards a relationship. But the phrase did not originate there and the possible ways to use the phrase are broader than just that one definition.
Q: "why don't we let us do as you?"

does this phrase make sence?

A: Ok, I thought it might be part of a paragraph.
How about “Why don’t you let us do as we want?”


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