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2021.02.23 14:56

Idiom of the Day

“In a pinch”

When someone is in some minor

trouble or difficulty, they are “in a pinch.” But this idiom usually is followed by advice of what to do when you are “in a pinch.” For example, if you are baking and run out of walnuts, you can use pecans in a pinch. If you are in a pinch for time on the way to work, skip breakfast and avoid construction and school zones while driving. You can ask a coworker to assist you in a pinch on an important deadline.
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  • Umar Farooq 2021.02.23 15:07

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    Thank you for this timely help.
  • Umar Farooq 2021.02.23 15:07

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    👍
  • Mary Co ELET 2021.02.23 15:09

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    You can borrow my pen in a pinch. I know you have a quiz after a couple of minutes. Is it correct?
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.02.23 15:41

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    @Mary Co ELET yes that would be ok. 😊
  • Chaimaa 2021.02.23 15:50

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    How do you find my reading?
  • julie 2021.02.24 14:06

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    Does it also mean 'only if necessary as a substitute'?
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.02.24 14:20

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    @julie somewhat like that, yes. You don’t want to use the substitute. It would be better if you didn’t. But if you have to, it is acceptable so that the entire effort is not wasted.
  • Roufaida 2021.02.25 00:48

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    Does it mean في عجالة ؟
  • julie 2021.02.25 12:19

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    @Scott Cecil Allen thanks :)

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