Decoding the Queen's colorful style
The Amazing Sherlock Holmes
The Three Students ~Part One~
UK /ˈtɪp.təʊ/ US /ˈtɪp.toʊ/
on your toes with the heel of your foot lifted off the ground:
The children stood on tiptoe in order to pick the apples from the tree.
They walked across the room on tiptoe so as not to wake the baby.
JAPAN'S TALLEST WOODEN BUILDING
top out phrasal verb
topped out; topping out; tops out
Definition of top out
: to reach the highest amount or level and stop increasing —often + at
Interest rates are expected to top out at 15 percent.
Definition of laminated
: composed of layers of firmly united material
big deal infml something important:
Going to college is still a big deal.
UK /swel/ US /swel/
swelled | swollen or swelled C2 [I or T] to become larger and rounder than usual; to (cause to) increase in size or amount:
It was obvious she had broken her toe, because it immediately started to swell (up).
The group recruited more members, swelling its ranks (= increasing its size) to more than 1.3 million.
literary His heart/breast swelled with pride (= he felt very proud) as he stood watching his son graduate.
(from Cambridge Dictionary)
A modern high-rise tower going up near Tokyo / usually isn't a big deal, / except when it's made of wood.