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    heights, shapes and sizes ?

    In the sentence "people come in all kinds of heights, shapes and sizes" : does "size" have the same meaning as "height" or what ?
    And what about "shapes" : does this relate to being fat or thin ?

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    Re: heights, shapes and sizes ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    In the sentence "people come in all kinds of heights, shapes and sizes" : does "size" have the same meaning as "height" or what ?
    And what about "shapes" : does this relate to being fat or thin ?
    Height is specifically how tall they are.
    Shape would be round, pear-shaped, apple-shaped (these are terms used to describe body shape) etc.
    Size would be small, large, thin, fat etc.

    So someone can be 1.65m tall, round and fat.

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