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    Default I was greeted with silence/ kill the fatted calf

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    I was greeted with silence, and just when I was beginning to think that-the students didn't understand what I was talking about, one girl raised her hand.

    “Mr. Forsyte will be very glad to see you. He was saying at lunch that he never saw you nowadays.” Val grinned: “Well, here I am. Kill the fatted calf, Warmson, let’s have fizz. (J. Galsworthy, “In Chancery”)

    “The prodigal has returned,” he said. “We will not fail to kill the fatted calf.” (W. S. Maugham. “The Making of a Saint”)


    greet = meet. receive


    kill the fatted calf = greet somebody joyfully and festively

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Default Re: I was greeted with silence/ kill the fatted calf

    Correct both times.

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