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Ways of describing involvement and directness



in a way that involves only the two people or things mentioned, with no one or nothing else coming in between



obtained directly from someone who is involved in something



experienced through the actions of other people



involving only the two people or things mentioned and with no one or nothing else coming in between



allowing or encouraging everyone to take part in something, especially in making decisions that affect them

first/second/third hand

if you experience something first hand, you experience it yourself. If you experience something second hand or third hand, someone else tells you about it.

close to home

involving someone directly

through someone’s eyes

as though a particular person is seeing or experiencing something

from the horse’s mouth

information from the horse’s mouth comes from someone who is directly involved




food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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bottom line

the amount of money that a business makes or loses

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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