Word and Phrase Origins
What does the phrase time I'll never get back mean?
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What does the phrase 'a watched pot never boils' mean?
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What did it mean to be exiled in shakespeare's time?
What is the origin of the phrase in the mean time?
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What does a spider web tattoo on the back of the ear symbolize?
Where does the phrase 'in the mean time' come from?
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If you called a girl all the time but she never called you back what does it mean?
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Every moment when i said i love you to my boyfriend and he always said that i love you back what does it mean?
At first the phrase "I Love You back" means that the love you have for him equally reflects the love he has for you, but what I have observed is that when time goes on the phrase gets engraved into the brain and becomes an instinctual response when you say "I Love You". While this may be true this does not mean that he loves you less, the phrase itself just becomes a hackneyed saying that you thoughtlessly say to one another.
What is the origin of the phrase In the nick of time?
Around the 1580's the phrase in the nick meant in the cut or notch to mean at a precise moment in time. The phrase evolved to be in the nick of time. Nowadays the meaning has also evolved to mean at the last moment. At the last second. Example: I was begging to starve but in the nick of time, the pizza man delivered our food.