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    Bunch of questions

    In "He's been through worse and always comes up smelling like roses." What does "smelling like roses" mean?

    What does "what's in store for somebody" mean?

    Is there a misspelling in "Your reputation proceeds you."? Shouldn't it be "precedes" rather than "proceeds"?

    Thank you very much in advance!


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    Re: Bunch of questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Punchinello View Post
    In "He's been through worse and always comes up smelling like roses." What does "smelling like roses" mean?

    What does "what's in store for somebody" mean?

    Is there a misspelling in "Your reputation proceeds you."? Shouldn't it be "precedes" rather than "proceeds"?

    Thank you very much in advance!
    Your reputation smooths your way in life; it forwards your progress.
    What does "smelling like roses" mean?
    IT means he succeeds in every situation.

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    Re: Bunch of questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Punchinello View Post
    In "He's been through worse and always comes up smelling like roses." What does "smelling like roses" mean?

    It means to end something positively or as a winner

    What does "what's in store for somebody" mean?

    Meaning: If something unexpected such as a surprise or problem is in store for someone, it is about to happen to them

    Examples:
    As we left, I wondered what the future held in store
    There's a real treat in store for you this evening!



    Is there a misspelling in "Your reputation proceeds you."? Shouldn't it be "precedes" rather than "proceeds"?

    The fixed expression "Your reputation precedes you" means "we heard something about you before you got here"

    Do not confuse proceed and precede, which have different meanings and slightly different pronunciations.

    Precede means exist, happen come before
    Proceed means to continue to do something that has already been started


    Thank you very much in advance!
    I hope I made crystal clear

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    Re: Bunch of questions

    Thank you very much!

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