What are some alternative phrases for “using the whole buffalo”?

I’m concerned that this phrase may be insensitive to Native American culture, and I’m looking for alternative, culturally sensitive ways to make a point about not wasting resources. Answer Zero waste seems to be a standard term. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_waste http://zwia.org says : “Zero Waste: The conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, … Read more

‘I’m in favour of ___’ vs. ‘I’m for ___’

Is ‘I’m in favour of’ considered more formal than ‘I’m for’, or are they interchangeable? I want to say something like, ‘Sometimes people abandon their logic /in favour of/ false hope’, but can’t help but feel that using ‘for’ would make the sentence more succinct. Answer As in: Sometimes, people abandon their logic for false … Read more

“Given” versus “Given that”

I just received a proofread version of an academic manuscript from my copy editor. She essentially changed all of the instances in which I had written “given that” to “given.” I’ve tried to read up on the distinction, but I am getting contradictory information. From a reading-aloud perspective, it just does not sound right to … Read more

An adjective meaning having a more specific domain or subject?

The first view is about knowledge generally. But the second view is only about scientific knowledge. The second view is _____ . What word (adjective) or adjectival phrase to put in the blank? “Specific” doesn’t sound specific enough. (Pun intended) And I don’t know if “Domain-specific” can be used in the above sentence. Answer One … Read more

Is the phrase ‘serve you heart and soul’ grammatical?

Is the phrase ‘serve you heart and soul’ grammatical? And what does it mean? If the phrase becomes ‘serve your heart and soul’ or ‘serve you with heart and soul’, does it still make sense and what meaning does it carry? Answer We have several expressions and collocations that function even when they lack a … Read more

“You’re gonna make the same if you do as good a job” meaning

For one of the question trump was asked. what do you think about women’s equality ? then he says “You’re gonna make the same if you do as good a job” I couldn’t understand the meaning. Can someone explain me ? Answer I think the most confusing part here for an English learner is that … Read more

Difficult sentence in Nicomachean ethics by Aristotle

I am translating Aristotle’ Nicomachean ethics into Vietnamese from the English translation done by J. A. Smith (Project Gutenberg). In Book VII of the work I came across a sentence which has proven incomprehensible to me. That is Now a man may raise a question as to the nature of the right conception in violation … Read more

Formal alternative to “that’ll do”

I use “that’ll do” in circumstances where I acknowledge that something is sufficient. What is a formal alternative for this phrase, that can take place in a formal letter or a conversation ? Context: There’s a party that asked for a couple of screenshots from my PC. I have the screenshots but due to a … Read more