This makes me think of the expression 'uncalled for'.
"I know the service was slow, but throwing a fork at the waiter was uncalled for." As if the person had been under the misapprehension that it was called for (i.e. required).
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'Have your wits about you' is a common idiom, but the idea of having someone else's wits about you is new to me!Now come with us that we may have
Your wits about us where we live.
We can also say "He didn't have the wit (i.e. intelligence, common sense) to see the solution to the problem".
Wiktionary has these entries: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/seldom http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/often Seldom and often come from Proto-Germanic seldane and ufta/ufto respectively. The final 'n' of often was added by analogy with Middle English selden . does seldomtimes exist? Yes: http://en.wiktion...
The Online Etymology Dictionary has the answer:Can anyone explain why the 'i' in 'Christ' is long?
Pronunciation with long -i- is result of Irish missionary work in England, 7c.-8c.
We can say 'in deadly earnest', as an alternative idiom.It is also used idiomatically as a noun in the phrase 'in earnest'. This phrase is an idiom because it can't be tampered with. If you tamper with it you have to use the active noun, 'in all earnestness'.
The relevant sentence of the study (in the section headed "Life Cycle Analysis") states: "This resulted in an overall carbon footprint for Fast Track VFA-SAF of -55 g CO 2 eq/MJ, which is 165% lower than fossil jet fuel (85 g CO 2 eq/MJ)." Note that the reduction is from plus 85 g to minus 55 g. So ...
#4 is definitely off, but can we establish exactly why? What do you think about #5/6? (4) I would go out now unless it were cold. (5) I would help you now if you did not object. (6) I would help you now unless you objected. What if we omit the 'now'? I wonder if this is a semantic rather than a gram...