(To Be) At Large – Adjectival & Prepositional Phrase


(To Be) At Large…


(R.I.P. Gentle Giant…  But no…  This phrase is not referring to that kind of “Large”)


The phrase, (To Be) At Large — though being classified as a Prepositional Phrase, has nothing to do with location or placement in either time or space.  So, even though it contains the Preposition, “At” — the term acts as an Adjectival Phrase to describe the condition of Someone or Something.

This phrase is also idiomatic, because it has nothing to do with any one person or thing, actually being “Large“.  So let’s examine it’s various meanings, and what they are used for…


To find out the proper meanings and usages of this phrase…
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The Aphorism: Failing To Prepare Is Preparing To Fail


The Aphorism:  “Failing To Prepare Is Preparing To Fail”

It’s Meaning And Usage in The Common Tongue Of The English language



Meaning:


As with most other expressions in English (whether they are an Aphorism, Phrasal-Verb, Prepositional Phrase, or an Idiomatic Expression) this phrase is shortened from a longer term.  This is because the much longer, and more grammatically-correct form of the phrase just wouldn’t be as “poetic”, and there-fore, would not be as effective of a statement when used.


The statement would go something like this…


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(one’s) “Meat And Potatoes” – (Idiomatic Adjectival Phrasal-Noun)

(one’s) “Meat And Potatoes”

(Closet Classics #10)


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Not only is this a term which describes, literally, thousands upon thousands of delicious meal possibilities, served in just as many different ways – but it is also a common Idiomatic Adjectival Phrasal-Noun.


tO Find OUt Why It Has Nothing To Do With The Picture Above…

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“Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – English Aphorism


(to) Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart

(Today’s “Tid-Bit”)


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The Aphorism “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – is an Idiomatic expression which can also be classified as an Interjection, A Proverb and a Saying.  Furthermore, this phrase can also be turned into a Prepositional Phrasal Verb.

It is very similar in meaning to the Idiomatic Aphorism:  (to) “Build The House From The Ground Up” – both of which mean:


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(And Don’t Get Ahead Of Yourself…  Or The Cart)

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“Some” vs “Any” – Quantifiers – (Grammar Lesson)

The Quantifiers, “Some” vs “Any”

(Grammar Lesson)


The use of these Quantifiers – “Some” vs “Any” are used with both Countable and Un-Countable Nouns, and are often used in very similar sentences.

They can be used to refer to a non-specific amount of one, all, every, some, none, or a non-specific type of the noun they are referring to.


To See How They Relate To Slamming Beers With your Friends…


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Or, a couple of girls doing some awesome Kung Fu moves…


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(Or risk the loss of beer and the addition of a backwards kick right in the face…  Just kidding.  But you should still read it anyways.)


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Concerned vs Worried


(To Be)

“Concerned” vs “Worried”


Both of these words, in this form, are Stative Verbs, which describe very similar states.  In fact, if you look them up in various dictionaries, you will probably find that each word is defined with the other.  However, this is not actually correct.


To Find Out Why…

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You can find more similar words that are commonly mistaken on the “This” vs “That” Page of The GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! – Lexis Portal


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“Today’s Tid-Bit” – The Word “Mug”


(Word Of The Day)  “Mug”


(This post is a re-fresh of one of the first posts that was ever published on GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!… and as such, had fallen down such a deep crack, that it took three years to find it after many many re-arrangements of the entire GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! Universe.  So, here it is again, up-dated, and rejuvenated for your entertainment and learning pleasure.)


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(to be able to) “Afford” (something)


– (to be able to) “Afford” (something) –


According to many dictionaries, to be able to Afford something simply means: to have enough money to pay for it.  However, this is an incredibly over-simplified definition, which is ultimately not true.


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Aphorism: “We’ll Cross That Bridge When We Come To It”


“We’ll Cross That Bridge When We Come To It”

(Aphorism)


Today’s “Tid-Bit” is an idiomatic aphorism which is used to calm someone who is worried about some situation in the future, when there is absolutely nothing that can be done about it in the present – and that simply worrying about it, either does no good, or can potentially be detrimental to the present situation.


“Oh My Gosh!  I just found out that a comet could hit the Earth and bring the destruction of civilization as we know it!!!

What Are We Gonna DOOOOOOOOOOO!!!?!?!?!!???!?!??!?!?

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Well, there’s nothing we can do about it now…  We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

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(“Damn… No Place To Skate”)


For more examples and an explanation of how to properly use this phrase…

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Industry Terminology – (one’s) “Higher-Ups”


(one’s) “Higher-Ups”

(Industry Terminology)


Today’s “Tid-Bit” comes from the “Industry Terminology” section of the GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! – Lexis Portal and also happens to fall in the category of “Yer Ing-Glish Sux!!!”.

The idiomatic Phrasal-Noun (one’s) Higher-Ups is an old phrase used to describe the people in an organization, or company which have authority over others.  Unfortunately this phrase has also been around long enough that some people use this phrase to talk about members of society in the same way.


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