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    grow out

    I have two questions.
    1. I wonder why Hammie think she can hardly get her arms around Daddy's tummy anymore.
    2. I would like to know the meaning of the next sentence.
    Parents grow out so fast!



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    Re: grow out

    Hammie is the boy. (Short for "Hamilton.")

    1. She hugged him as he was leaving for work. That's how she knows.

    2. The normal expression is for parents to say "kids grow up so fast."

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    #3

    Re: grow out

    1. grow up
    2. grow out

    #1 means "to become an adult," but does #2 too?

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    #4

    Re: grow out

    No. Children grow up; adults grow out(wards) or fat.

    Rover

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    Re: grow out

    Also, most children grow out of habits like sucking their thumbs.

    They also cost their parents a lot of money when they grow out of clothes.

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    #6

    Re: grow out

    And when they get a bit older and dye their hair in garish colours, fortunately that grows out as well.

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