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in the final/last analysis
in truth, when all the facts are known
In the final analysis, I believe that it will be impossible to continue with our present policy.
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  • in the first place
  • in the flesh
  • in the groove
  • in the hole
  • in the interest of (someone or something)
  • in the interim
  • in the know
  • in the lap of luxury
  • in the limelight
  • in the line of duty
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  • go stag
  • touched by (someone or something)
  • hole up (somewhere)
  • hold a meeting
  • blow (someone's) mind
  • settle for (something)
  • give (someone) a blank check
  • warm one`s heart
  • give (someone or something) the once-over
  • as to


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    These verbs have essentially the same meaning. You can:
  • answer an email
  • reply to an email (most common when talking about e-mail)
  • respond to an email

    When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).

    When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.

    When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.

    When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.
  • He answered my question, but I didn't understand his answer.
  • We're waiting for a reply from the customer.
  • Her response to his comment was brilliant.

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