Grammar usage (flagged)


What is the meaning of "Have a beef with me? and Ringed with chain link, topped with razor wire?

What is the difference between on the contrary and on the other hand? Please explain with examples.

asked May 06 '13 at 15:50 Sanjay Expert

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If you have a beef with someone, you have some sort of a problem with something they did or said. 'I have a beef with John because he kicked my dog.'


Chain link refers to chain link fence, a type of common wire fencing. Razor wire is barbed wire with very sharp barbs used for extra security on top of fences. Google them and you should find some pictures. Ringed with chain link just means something has a chain link fence around it.


'On the contrary' means something opposite of what you're talking about.

Husband: "You spend too much money!"

Wife: "On the contrary, you are the one spending too much money."

Husband: "Yes, Dear."


'On the other hand' means doing something that is different, but not necessarily opposite.

Me: 'I need to go to the grocery store, but, on the other hand, I could wait until tomorrow.'

link comment answered May 06 '13 at 16:35 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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