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    I would like to know the meaning of the next sentence.
    I never get any breaks!


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    A break is a lucky occurrence that favors you.

    We refer to an actor who get "his big break" when he was picked to play a key role in a film or play, for example.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: break

    "Getting a break" also is about having the opportunity.
    Sometimes it is just being at the right place at the right time.

    I think your cartoon speaks to this kind of "break."

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