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    Default A thousand sheep

    Please, can you help me with the following sentense:

    „A thousand sheep and counting. One day at the time, Angel, I know.“ I had often said this to him, many times when he told me of his fanciful dreams. „But I van only hope. Let’s get this ruddy war over, get them dirty Krauts where they belong, and who knows, eh?“

    A wounded New Zealander talks to a Greek girl during The World War Two. I don't understand that part with sheep.

    Thank you. :)

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    Default Re: A thousand sheep

    Quote Originally Posted by blueeye View Post
    Please, can you help me with the following sentense:

    „A thousand sheep and counting. One day at the time, Angel, I know.“ I had often said this to him, many times when he told me of his fanciful dreams. „But I van only hope. Let’s get this ruddy war over, get them dirty Krauts where they belong, and who knows, eh?“

    A wounded New Zealander talks to a Greek girl during The World War Two. I don't understand that part with sheep.

    Thank you. :)
    It doesn't make any sense to me. Perhaps more context would help.

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    Default Re: A thousand sheep

    Perhaps he can't get to sleep. (Counting sheep - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )
    'N and counting' is said when something is in progress but is continuing for the foresseable future: 'The number of hits we're getting is growing steadily - 50,000 and counting.'

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