One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express the opinion that a particular thing contravenes custom or propriety.‘in such a society it is not done to admit to taking religion seriously’
- ‘But someone should tell him that it isn't done to talk about one's son as one would about a prized racehorse at a stud farm.’
- ‘In France bills are expected to be paid by the due date it is not done to wait for the 'final warning' letter!’
- ‘It isn't done to speak ill of the dead.’
- ‘When you're pulling in $20 million a movie, it isn't done to ask exactly how long you spent in architecture school!’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.