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Yegor
Why "not one of them" being used? Taken from a book about Poirot, the thug just have said he was with friends last evening: "What about the men he mentions?" "A bad crowd — not one of them would stick at perjury." I don't understand why "not one of them" being used here, cause apparently all of them will stick at prejury O_o
Oct 2, 2018 11:48 AM
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The verb "stick" here means to hesitate, usually followed by "at". So none of this crowd would have any scruples against perjury.
October 2, 2018
Yegor
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