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    lauraguan is offline Member
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    Default nearest thing to a fater

    He's the nearest thing to a father I've got.

    Does it mean 'He's almost a father to me'?

    Thanks!

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    susiedqq is offline Key Member
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    Default Re: nearest thing to a fater

    It means that you don't have a father but this person comes close to fulfilling that need for you.

    "like a father to me"

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