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    Yuri Rod is offline Newbie
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    Question it rubs on you

    Hi there, can anybody tell me the meaning of this idiom?

    "it rubs on you"

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    Rover_KE is online now Moderator
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    Re: it rubs on you

    I've never heard this.

    Perhaps you mean 'It rubs off on you'.

    'He's a great teacher; his enthusiasm for his subject really rubs off on you.'

    It means his enthusiasm is infectious and everbody is inspired by it.


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