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    Lightbulb can't beat the great outdoors

    Hello.

    Two men come to a fairway. One of them says that he likes a clear fairway and then he says the following to his partner, 'You can't beat the great outdoors, Uri'. What does he mean?

    Please, find a sound file with the talking attached.

    Yours sincerely, Alex.
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    Default Re: can't beat the great outdoors

    If you can't beat something, that means it's good. It means that nothing is better. It might help you to think of a boxer or a fighter. If none of the other fighters can beat him, he "can't be beat". It means that he is the best.

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    Default Re: can't beat the great outdoors

    Thank you, for your great explanation!

    But nevertheless, it sounds so unnatural to me when a person being compared with nature... Could the speaker then, having dropped Uri, replace you with I in his reply?

    Thanks, Alex.

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    Default Re: can't beat the great outdoors

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Thank you, for your great explanation!

    But nevertheless, it sounds so unnatural to me when a person being compared with nature... Could the speaker then, having dropped Uri, replace you with I in his reply?

    Thanks, Alex.
    The speaker is using 'you' in the impersonal sense.

    He is saying, "It is impossible to beat/do better than the great outdoors, Uri". He has just thoroughly enjoyed his time in the open air on the golf course.

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    Default Re: can't beat the great outdoors

    A bad day golfing is better than the best day at work.

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