Section of paper, excluding sub-sections, without using section numbers

How to refer to a section of a paper excluding sub-sections, without using section numbers? For my example text: … 3 Example section Example section text 3.1 Example subsection … 3.2 Example subsection … I would like to comment on the example section text, without the comment including subsections 3.1 and 3.2. You might call … Read more

Other phrases or words that are synonymous with ‘to miss out on (something)’?

Definition of ‘miss out on’ from Merriam-Webster: to miss the opportunity or obligation Here’s my problem: I have used ‘missed out on’ in my context as a way to refer to an experience that someone didn’t get to have. This person didn’t ‘miss out on’ having the experience by their own choice, but because of … Read more

How can you describe the inability to explain something without going off on several tangents?

I was watching a video of Richard Feynman, the physicist, and an interviewer asked him to explain magnetic repulsion. (The video can be seen here.) In the video, Feynman explains that he cannot actually answer the question because it keeps unraveling into further deeper questions. Essentially, that in order to answer the question, there is … Read more

One to two words that describe a person who guides people on a mass scale through transformation (esp. in education)

Been racking my brain for days on this and can’t seem to come up with the right word (or two words) to fully encapsulates describe this type of person… Someone who leads people en masse to transform their lives by educating them, guiding and mentoring them, but through the lens of “on a mass scale” … Read more

Expression for “impression of a dead insect on a paper”

Is there a term to describe the impression of a insect that is formed if the same is crushed between the pages of the book. Or the impression of a mosquito that is killed in between our palms. Answer I would call this a pressing. Pressing flowers between the pages of books has been a … Read more

Phrase request: emphasizing benefits of performing an activity that is often perceived as boring

I’m trying to convince readers that performing a particular activity -that is often perceived as boring- might be the best thing they can do for their business. For instance: “The act of clarifying your vision statement might not be the first thing you want to clear your schedule for, but it might be the best … Read more

Looking for a phrase/word similar to cross-department?

Let’s say a company has a few different locations/branches (e.g. one in New York, one in D.C.). I’d like to ask: … are there any cross-site activities or meetups for teams based in New York and teams based in D.C.? But can I use “cross-site” here? I coined the phrase myself by borrowing the same … Read more