Talk:head of steam

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RFV discussion: June–October 2012[edit]

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Rfv-sense: "Stress".

There is another definition is from the "work up a head of steam" idiom. This is supposed to be different. DCDuring TALK 02:51, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

If you you look at the edit history, head of steam was moved from "work up a head of steam", but attempts to convert the definitions to match the change in POS weren't done very well. This needs rewording to repair the damage, not verification. Chuck Entz (talk) 05:53, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
The RFC comment says 'start from scratch', I agree with that, speedy delete the content and replace with a good entry. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:29, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Sense removed. - -sche (discuss) 22:20, 14 October 2012 (UTC)


RFC discussion: June 2012[edit]

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Def doesn't quite match quotation. (It's low in "substitutability".) —RuakhTALK 02:28, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

This started out as "work up a head of steam", created by WF, in typical WF fashion, in order to make use of the quote. It got moved to head of steam, but the POS-reassignment surgery to the definitions was botched. It's probably best to throw everything out and start fresh. Chuck Entz (talk) 04:50, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Substitutability problem was mainly a mismatch between countable definiendum and uncountable definiens. I have RfVed the second sense and added an etymology. Do with it what you will. DCDuring TALK 12:50, 27 June 2012 (UTC)