Total or complete (jerk, flirt)

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My sister is not talking to my cousin brother. When I ask her why , she says:
Oh, he is a total/complete/big flirt . And yeah! A total/complete/big jerk too.

In her reply is the use of "total/complete/big"correct ?
Thank you
 
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    They work with jerk.
    With flirt, big works in my opinion. Total and complete don't sound very natural with flirt.
    my cousin brother.
    "Cousin brother" for a male first cousin is Indian usage and may not be understood or would be considered incorrect in most other forms of English.
     

    Jimbob_Disco

    Senior Member
    British English (England)
    They work with jerk. With flirt, only big works in my opinion.

    "Cousin brother" for a male first cousin is Indian usage and may not be understood or would be considered incorrect in most other forms of English.
    Cousin brother - just ‘cousin’ in the UK.

    I would say that colloquially any of the combinations could work.
     

    Hermione Golightly

    Senior Member
    British English
    'Total/complete flirt' do not work for me as usual collocations.
    However, I do think that they might be used for balance in the OP context, playing around with the similarity of vowel sound of 'flirt and 'jerk'. In this precise instance, using the same for 'flirt' as for 'jerk' works well.
     
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