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Used to denote a small, slim person.‘you are little more than a slip of a girl’
small, slender, slim, slight, slightly built, petite, little, tiny, diminutive, elfin, dainty, delicate, frailView synonyms
- ‘You slighted me as if I were but a mere slip of a child you could send to her room!’
- ‘It was far too much horse for a slip of a girl, and yet as she gathered up the reins and nudged the animal forward, she seemed effortlessly in control.’
- ‘A slip of a boy, he was short, and at age 12, just 63 pounds.’
- ‘At 19 years of age Paolo is a small slip of a boy and he seemed nervous of talking too much to the crowds.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.