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Old July 01, 2008, 07:11 PM
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off and on = de vez en cuando (un modismo)
I just added it to the dictionary
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Look, I have been finding the sentence off and on, in the dictionary, of tomisimo and, I don't found it, please you check that in the dictionary.

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Old July 10, 2008, 10:46 AM
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Look, I have been finding the sentence off and on, in the dictionary, of tomisimo and, I don't found it, please you check that in the dictionary.
What word can't you find in the dictionary?
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The word, I can't find is off and on.
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The idiom off and on is idiom # 1412. The link that David provided above, and the link in this sentence, will take you to the English version of the idiom. You can also go to the idiom dictionary and look up the idiom by its number (1412) using the Advanced Search link.

The reason you can't find the idiom is because it only contains common words, also known as stopwords, that are excluded during searches. Words like the, what, and, a, an, in, on, and off are stopwords, and are ignored. I'm not sure if this is something that David can change.
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I thought it.

It should can to do it.
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I thought it.

It should can to do it.
I thought so.
It should be able to do it.
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Old July 10, 2008, 05:07 PM
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The reason you can't find the idiom is because it only contains common words, also known as stopwords, that are excluded during searches. Words like the, what, and, a, an, in, on, and off are stopwords, and are ignored. I'm not sure if this is something that David can change.
It's not easily changed, but I'll have a closer look at it.
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It's not easily changed, but I'll have a closer look at it.
Is there a way to allow a +/- (plus or a minus sign) to be affixed to the keyword (perhaps only in the Advanced Search box), meaning "must/should not contain," to get around the stopword filter?
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Is there a way to allow a +/- (plus or a minus sign) to be affixed to the keyword (perhaps only in the Advanced Search box), meaning "must/should not contain," to get around the stopword filter?
Yes, I think that might be possible. Let me have a look.
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