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  • Can't Help but Wait — Infobox Single Name = Can t Help But Wait Artist = Trey Songz Released = August 6, 2007 Format = Digital download CD single Recorded = 2007 Genre = R B Length = 3:27 Label = Atlantic Records Writer = Johnta Austin Producer = Stargate from Album …   Wikipedia

  • can't\ help\ but — • cannot but formal • can t help but informal v. phr. To be forced to; can only; must. When the streets are full of melting snow, you can t help but get your shoes wet. When a friend gave Jim a ticket to the game, he couldn t help but go. When a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • somebody can not help but do something — sb can (not) help (doing) sth | sb can not help but do sth idiom used to say that it is impossible to prevent or avoid sth • I can t help thinking he knows more than he has told us. • He can t help being ugly. • …   Useful english dictionary

  • can't help but — {informal} also {formal}[cannot but] {v. phr.} To be forced to; can only; must. * /When the streets are full of melting snow, you can t help but get your shoes wet./ * /When a friend gave Jim a ticket to the game, he couldn t help but go./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • can't help but — {informal} also {formal}[cannot but] {v. phr.} To be forced to; can only; must. * /When the streets are full of melting snow, you can t help but get your shoes wet./ * /When a friend gave Jim a ticket to the game, he couldn t help but go./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cannot (can't) help but — In this expression, but should be omitted because its use results in a double negative (cannot, or can t, and but). Instead of saying I can t help but think you are mistaken, say I can t help thinking you are mistaken, a more concise statement… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • (cannot) can't help but — In this expression, but should be omitted because its use results in a double negative (cannot, or can t, and but). Instead of saying I can t help but think you are mistaken, say I can t help thinking you are mistaken, a more concise statement… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • cannot help but —  is an increasingly common construction, and perhaps now may be said to carry the weight of idiom, but it is also worth noting that it is both unnecessarily wordy and a little irregular. You cannot help but notice what a bad name deregulation has …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • cannot help but —    is an increasingly common construction and perhaps now may be said to carry the weight of idiom, but it is also unnecessarily wordy and a little irregular. You cannot help but notice what a bad name deregulation has with voters (Economist)… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • cannot (help) but — formal phrase to have no choice except to do something You cannot help but like her. As I look back over my career, I cannot but smile. Thesaurus: choices and the process of choosingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

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