Why (some) people use dictionaries: "time frame" or "timeframe"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Dec 5 23:16:20 UTC 2012

At 12/5/2012 04:19 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Not quite synonymous with "time," because you can't say, "Do you have the
>timeframe?" "What timeframe is it?" "That's what happened last timeframe."
>"That takes too much timeframe."

Nor with "sweetness -- what watch?"


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