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    vil is offline VIP Member
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    Default as clean as a new pin

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    To me he was unweariedly kind and always glad to see me in the galley, which he kept as clean as a new pin.

    as clean as a new pin = perfectly clean

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regard,

    V
    Last edited by vil; 20-Aug-2010 at 06:04.

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    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
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    Default Re: as clean, as a new pin

    Correct. (Delete the comma after 'clean'.)

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