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    warnakulak is offline Newbie
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    Default What is the meaning of this idiom?

    " You are slow dancing in a burning room" please help me, thanks:)

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    Default Re: What is the meaning of this idiom?

    Welcome to the board, Warnakulak.

    You need to give us the context in which you saw this sentence.

    It's not an idiom.

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    Default Re: What is the meaning of this idiom?

    What is the meaning of this idiom?
    " You are slow dancing in a burning room" please help me, thanks:)


    warnakulak.
    I assume you're referring to the song by John Mayer with the similar line "We're slow dancing in a burning room". It's not always easy to get a clear meaning from song lyrics but I think he means that although they are intimately involved with each other (slow dancing), their relationship is doomed (the room is burning down around them). As Rover says, this metaphor is an invention of the songwriter, not an idiomatic phrase.

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    Default Re: What is the meaning of this idiom?

    Hello Rover,

    Thank you for taking the initiative to reply to my post (means a lot). I was refering to the John Mayor's song, Slow dancing in a burning room. After lisitening to that song , I thought that it was an idiom, so I wanted to know what it meant.

    ~Kay

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