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for a change Explained

for a change at English (WD) Of Explained:


Prepositional phrase

Inter: en-PP » for a change|-
  • Inter: idiomati » c As a departure from the usual.
    1. 1889, Category: w - :Jerome K. Jerome|Jerome K. Jerome, Category: s - :Three Men in a Boat/IX|Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog),
    2. : He had had a hard time in the City, so he explained. Harris, who is callous in his nature, and not prone to pity, said:
    3. : "Ah! and now you are going to have a hard time on the river for a change; change is good for everyone. Out you get!"
    4. 1913, Category: w - :Joe Hill|Joe Hill, Category: s - :There Is Power in a Union|There Is Power in a Union,
    5. : If you've had "nuff" of "the blood of the lamb,"
    6. : Then join in the grand Industrial band;
    7. : If, for a change, you would have eggs and ham,
    8. : Then come! Do your share, like a man.
    9. 1919, Category: w - :W. Somerset Maugham|W. Somerset Maugham, Category: s - :The Moon and Sixpence/Chapter XII|The Moon and Sixpence,
    10. : "I've supported her for seventeen years. Why shouldn't she support herself for a change?"
    11. 1931, Category: w - :Robert E. Howard|Robert E. Howard, Category: s - :The TNT Punch|The TNT Punch (alternate titles: The Waterfront Law, and The Waterfront Wallop),
    12. : "... But I ain't all softness and mush--feel this here for a change!"
    13. : And I closed the Kid's eye with a smashing left hander.
    14. 1993 February 17, Category: w - :Bill Clinton|Bill Clinton, speech, Category: s - :Bill Clintons First State of the Union Address|William Jefferson Clinton's First State of the Union Address'',
    15. : I'd like to use that Superfund to clean up pollution for a change and not just pay lawyers.


      * Inter: sense » as a departure from the usual for once

    Translation: et » for a change
    Translation: my » for a change