User:Dan Polansky/Set phrase
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Set phrases, some of them possibly SoP:
- argue semantics - to nitpick about words
- as it were
- benefit in kind = benefit + in kind
- fall into disarray, lapse into disarray
- hard pill to swallow, bitter pill to swallow
- admission of mistake
- to begin with
- shut the fuck up, shut the hell up, shut the bloody hell up
- ceteris paribus, other things being equal, all else being equal, all else the same
- "If I know from the diary that I used to believe P, then all else being equal, this gives me a reason now to believe P."
- "As a firm's cost falls, it is willing to supply more, all else the same."
- This point, however, must be left for future investigation: for the present we define that to be self-sufficient "which taken alone makes life choice-worthy, and to be in want of nothing;" now of such kind we think Happiness to be: and further, to be most choice-worthy of all things; not being reckoned with any other thing, for if it were so reckoned, it is plain we must then allow it, with the addition of ever so small a good, to be more choice-worthy than it was before: because what is put to it becomes an addition of so much more good, and of goods the greater is ever the more choice-worthy.
- "I rest my case"; see WP
- catch-all term
- to call bullshit on -- To express doubts about the veracity of a claim; make a sceptical challenge (to something or someone).
- to call foul on
- to that end - For that reason, with that goal, intending to produce that result. "To that end, we are going to remove all of the banners from our website."
- to this end - To achieve the previously specified goal. "To this end, I have started the 'Save the Penguins Fund.'"