Ultimately **from the Germanic tribal name of the Franks**, in the early medieval Frankish Empire, the status of being "a Frank" became synonymous with that of a free man; hence also the English adjective frank (Middle English, from Old French franc, 12th century).

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### What does the expression oy vey mean?

—used to express dismay, frustration, or grief Mail! Oy veh, **I get such mail**. Such mail as I never dreamed of before the advent of the Internet.—

### What figurative expression is on its last legs?

If something is on its last legs, **it is old or in a bad condition and will not be able to be used much longer**. The dressing-gown I've worn for years is on its last legs. By the mid-1980s, the copper industry in the US was on its last legs.

### What is expression of dissent?

Political dissent is a dissatisfaction with or opposition to the policies of a governing body. Expressions of dissent may take forms from **vocal disagreement to civil disobedience to the use of violence**. Individuals who do not conform or support the policies of certain states are known as "dissidents".

### What does the expression in your face mean?

: **characterized by or expressive of bold and often defiant aggressiveness** in-your-face basketball also : aggressively intrusive in-your-face advertising.

### How are you doing expression?

How you doing is an **informal greeting like How's it going**. It is most commonly known as the signature pickup line of character Joey Tribbiani from the sitcom Friends.

### What are the 4 methods to reduce a Boolean expression?

**What are the 4 methods to reduce a boolean expression?**

- Algebraic manipulation of Boolean expressions.
- Exercises.
- Karnaugh maps.
- Tabular method of minimisation.

### What is mocking expression?

A mocking expression or mocking behavior indicates that **you think someone or something is stupid or inferior**.

### What does it mean to factorize an expression?

A factor in this case is one of **two or more expressions multiplied together**. Factoring an expression means breaking the expression down into bits we can multiply together to find the original expression.

### What is the very first step in factoring any algebraic expression?

First, **factor out the GCF**. This will ALWAYS be your first step when factoring ANY expression. If you end up with a power of x greater than two after factoring out the GCF, move on to another step. Then stick the two terms that worked into the parentheses.

### What does it mean to factorise an algebraic expression?

Factorising an expression is to **write it as a product of its factors**. There are 4 methods: common factor, difference of two squares, trinomial/quadratic expression and completing the square. Maths. Algebraic skills.

### What is expression of offering help?

3. Definition Expression of offering help is an **expression that used to offer help to someone**. KINDS OF EXPRESSION OFFERING HELP Can I help you? Let me help you May I help you? Do you need some help?

### Where does the expression heave ho come from?

Late Middle English from heave!( imperative) + ho, **originally in nautical use when hauling a rope**.

### What does the expression ho hum mean?

1 : **routine, dull a** ho-hum existence. 2 : bored, indifferent a ho-hum reaction. ho hum. interjection. \ ˈhō-ˈhəm \

### What does the expression two bit mean?

two-bit \TOO-BIT\ adjective. 1 : cheap or trivial of its kind : **petty, small-time**. 2 : of the value of two bits.

### What is a courtesy expression?

**a courteous, respectful, or considerate act or expression**. indulgence, consent, or acquiescence: a “colonel” by courtesy rather than by right.

### Where does the expression steal someone's thunder come from?

Origin. The idiom comes from **the peevish dramatist John Dennis early in the 18th century**, after he had conceived a novel idea for a thunder machine for his unsuccessful 1709 play Appius and Virginia and later found it used at a performance of Macbeth.

### How do you expand an expression with powers?

To expand a bracket means **to multiply each term in the bracket by the expression outside the bracket**. For example, in the expression 3 ( m + 7 ) , multiply both. 3 ( m + 7 ) = 3 × m + 3 × 7 = 3 m + 21 .

### What does the expression the lion's share mean?

The lion's share is an idiomatic expression which now refers **to the major share of something**.

### What is the expression of XOR gate?

XOR gate. The exclusive OR gate works the same as an OR gate, but will output 1 only if one or the other (not both) inputs are 1. The Boolean expression is written as **Q = A XOR B.**

### Where does the expression pull it off come from?

From the citations below, it seems fairly safe to say pull it off comes from **horse-racing**, and that it's usually the horse that pulls off, and the it is the name of the race or the prize -- the cup or the stakes. This then spread into other sports.