Despite the fact that the two words are interchangeable in some certain context, there are some shades of meaning. As a verb, replicate = (1) reproduce ... as a more desired result; (2) repeat the procedure for making ... because the new outcome is wanted An artist replicates a painting probably because the original one … Continue reading replicate vs. duplicate
[usually with negative] find fault with something that has been received as a gift or favor: They did not look the gift horse in the mouth when the opportunity for victory presented itself. [earlier as "look a given horse in the mouth" –– prospective purchasers would often inspect the condition of a horse's teeth.]
A financer (/ˈfī-ˌnansər/) is someone who provides money for a particular undertaking. A financier (/ˌfi-nən-ˈsir/) is a person or organization whose business is providing, investing, or lending money. In other words, a financier makes a habit of financing, while a financer might do it only once or occasionally. Some dictionaries don’t list financer — and your spell check might disapprove … Continue reading financer vs. financier
In the eyes of the tiger, both a human and a rabbit are edibles, and it may even think rabbit is way more delish than human flesh. However, Just because the tiger pegs them as food items doesn’t mean a human is biologically the same as a rabbit. Just because the tiger favors rabbit over … Continue reading A Human or a Rabbit?
Phrases about "hand" – at hand, in hand, on hand, out of hand, and to hand.