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    #1

    The dirty window

    Open up the dirty window
    Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find


    Is this an idiom or strict sense?

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    Re: The dirty window

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    Open up the dirty window
    Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

    Is this an idiom or strict sense?
    Never heard/read the expression and I don't know the meaning.

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    Re: The dirty window

    So, this is not an idiom? The window is dirty
    like house, garden, hands can be dirty?

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    #4

    Re: The dirty window

    Window, houses, gardens, hands and, in a different sense of the word, minds and old men can be dirty. This is natural English - noun + BE + adjective. We don't call this 'an idiom'.

    In your post,

    Open up the dirty window
    Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

    the words appear to be used metaphorically. Like billmcd, I don't know what they mean.

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    #5

    Re: The dirty window

    It's a song. Unwritten, by Natasha Bedingfield.

    It is indeed being used metaphorically.

    It's up to the listeners to detemine what this metaphor means to them.
    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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    Re: The dirty window

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    It's a song. Unwritten, by Natasha Bedingfield.

    It is indeed being used metaphorically.

    It's up to the listeners to detemine what this metaphor means to them.
    ....or text Natasha.

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