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    Grip on time and appeal for women

    Please, help me with the meaning of the following sentence:

    However, ever since he was a teenager George harbored a fright of losing his grip on time and his appeal for women.

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    Re: Grip on time and appeal for women

    He was afraid of getting old and, therefore, no longer being attractive to women.

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    Sounds to me that he is worried about getting old and thinks that he will no longer be attractive to women.

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    Re: Grip on time and appeal for women

    "Losing his grip on time" means no longer being able to look like he's 20 years old. As the saying goes, time marches on, and it usually does so all over your face.

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    Re: Grip on time and appeal for women

    Thank you very much!

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