The English Language

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Andy Stoker
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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:46 am

Difficult to be sure without seeing the position - and any other context - are you sure that the rook is at f5 - not f6?

It sounds like the rook would no longer be protected and could be taken immediately or in due course. It's not clear from what you say why the rook couldn't take the queen.

The idiom - like others - can be easily looked up - eg https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hang_out_to_dry

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:56 pm

Thanks.
What does it mean to nail down squares by your own pieces?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:21 pm

What's the difference between a home and an outpost for one's pieces?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:06 pm

What does it mean that after 1.c4 c5 2.b3 Nf6 3.Bb2 g6 White went out of his way to create the weak square, by playing Bxf6?
What was his "way"?

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:46 pm

You'll just confuse yourself if you try to think of what his "way" is. To "go out of one's way" is to make a special effort to do something, involving doing something you wouldn't otherwise do.

(The phrase does have a more literal meaning which is probably its source: to make some journey by a normally sub-optimal route, in order to do something at some specified intermediate spot.)

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:53 pm

Thanks

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