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    Default There is nothing loose.

    Hi,

    What does it might mean?

    There is nothing loose.

    Thanks a lot

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    Default Re: There is nothing loose.

    Silverobama, please give more context if you expect a sensible response.

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    Default Re: There is nothing loose.

    Not a teacher

    Another wild guess:

    Do you mean "There is nothing to lose"?

    Let me give you an example: You have applied for a job, but now you don't know if you should go to the job interview. Maybe you are no longer sure that you want this job. I would say to you: "Go to the interview, there is nothing to lose" or "Go to the interview, you have nothing to lose". This means if you don't go to the interview you won't get the job. If you go to the interview they might offer you the job, but you don't have to take it. So you are in the same situation as before.

    So if somebody says to you "You have nothing to lose" it means whether or not you do something you are not worse off than you are now.

    I hope this answers your question. If not: Context! Context! Context!

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    Last edited by TomUK; 27-Jul-2011 at 23:36. Reason: Got to lose and to loose mixed up. Thanks for pointing that out.

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    Default Re: There is nothing loose.

    Quote Originally Posted by TomUK View Post
    Do you mean "There is nothing to loose"?
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    Default Re: There is nothing loose.

    Do you mean "There is nothing to loose"?
    Despite what you read on the internet, "lose" and "loose" are two different words.

    "There is nothing to lose" is what you mean.

    For the original question, it could mean that there are no separate items in a shipment, that nothing is shipped "loose". It could mean that everything is tight. Context matters.

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    Default Re: There is nothing loose.

    If on the other hand you're talking about a machine that has all its nuts and bolts screwed up tight, then 'there is nothing loose' (sic) would make sense. Or a computer with all the cables securely attached: 'I don't know why the *"$$ing WiFi's crashed again; I've checked all the connections, and there's nothing loose.. Or...

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    Default Re: There is nothing loose.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does it might mean?

    There is nothing loose.

    Thanks a lot
    Note that your question should read

    What might it mean?

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    Default Re: There is nothing loose.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does it might mean?

    There is nothing loose.

    Thanks a lot
    This is obviously the reassurance given after a pre-ride motorcycle inspection. It means that all the bolts are tight, and nothing is likely to fall off.

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