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    Question 'she's fifty if she's a day'?

    Hi,
    Would anyone please tell me what this could possibly mean? There was no context at all in the book and the students were asked to figure out the meaning.


    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: 'she's fifty if she's a day'?

    It means, "She is at least fifty",

    The idea is that is she is a day old (or more), which she obviously is, then she must be fifty or more. The idea of her being less than fifty is as incredible as that of her being only a day old.
    Last edited by 5jj; 19-Nov-2011 at 19:36. Reason: typo

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    Question Re: 'she's fifty if she's a day'?

    Many grateful thanks!

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